Classical & Opera
THE ENO has turned one of Handel's more obscure works into a thoroughly amusing night's entertainment.
When soprano Patrizia Ciofi last appeared at Covent Garden, she was a metaphorical knight on a white charger.
The occasion felt bureaucratic: a concert conducted by James MacMillan added to the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra's calendar to mark Commonwealth Day, the arbitrary figure of 135 days until the Commonwealth Games kick-off in Glasgow and the orchestra...
The line up for this year’s Cheltenham Music Festival has been announced and one ensemble set to perform is the UK’s unique Western-Japanese group Okeanos.
At the festival the ensemble will be performing a brand new multi-media chamber music...
The future of opera is in good hands, if Tuesday night’s opening of Jonathan Dove's The Adventures of Pinocchio at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama is any indication.
Daishin Kashimoto, a Japanese national born in London who studied at the Juilliard when barely in long trousers, started prodigiously young – he gave his first full recital aged nine and has scooped most of the world's top violin prizes.
Laurent Pelly’s crowd-pleasing production of La Fille du régiment has returned to Covent Garden, although no amount of bustling stage business – and there are some spirited performances on display – can disguise the work’s flaws.
Quatuor Modigliani (Mirare) The motto of the Modigliani Quartet , founded in Paris in 2003, is taken from the artist whose name they borrowed: "Your true duty is to save your dream." Haydn deserves nothing less. The father of the string quartet wrote...