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Prom 6: Der Rosenkavalier review scaled back but still a treat

In May, reviews of Glyndebourne's new production of Der Rosenkavalier triggered a media storm about sexism.

Skylight by José Saramago love, life and loss in Lisbon

It's taken six decades for this early novel by the Portuguese great to reach publication. Now it illuminates the development of a radically original artist.

This Was a Man review first ever outing for Coward's once-banned play

There's much to enjoy watching the bad behaviour of a generation swigging cocktails in the wake of the first world war.

Mozart: The Last Symphonies review a thrilling journey through a tantalising new theory

Since Charles Mackerras's superb recordings with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra appeared in 2008, we have been quite spoiled by new accounts of Mozart's last three symphonies, most recently from Frans Brüggen and the Orchestra of the 18th Century (Glossa

Digging up trouble: beware the curse of King Tutankhamun

The ancient Egyptian boy-king's tomb was excavated in 1923, then people started dropping like flies. A new exhibition explores the greatest archaeology story ever told.

Ancient Egypt fever: 'Tutmania' strikes the UK in pictures

From 'secrets of the sphinx' magic shows to pharoah romance novels, Howard Carter's discovery of King Tut's tomb in 1922 kicked off an Egypt craze in the 1920s and 30s.

The Two Gentlemen of Verona review delightful dip into the power of love

Director Simon Godwin eagerly explores the light and dark sides of romance in a striking RSC debut.

Proms 2014: the orchestras taking part for the first time

At the heart of this year’s BBC Proms is a celebration of global classical music. Musicians from Lapland, Qatar and Turkey tell us how they came to be playing in SW7.

H Is for Hawk review Helen Macdonald on grief and falconry

This captivating book moves from falconer's diary to biography of TH White as Macdonald copes with the death of her father.

Here Come the Dogs by Omar Musa review street poetry committed to the page

Rapper and slam poet Omar Musa examines race, identity and the unrealised dreams of disempowered Australian youths.