Blain|Di Donna

‘Les femmes devant la mer’, 1943, by Paul Delvaux

Exhibition review: Rory McEwen: the botanical artist who influenced Van Morrison; Paul Delvaux: a show to savour for its unusualness

29 June 2013 9:00 am

By all accounts, Rory McEwen (1932–82) was a remarkable man, hugely talented in several different disciplines (artist, musician, writer) and…

Trouble at court: Susan Bullock as Queen Elizabeth I and Jeremy Carpenter as Robert Cecil

Opera review: Britten’s Gloriana may be a failure but it still manages to shock

29 June 2013 9:00 am

The most surprising thing about Benjamin Britten’s coronation opera Gloriana, for me, is that it merely fell rather flat at…