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For some of us, Siegfried is a perfect opera. Like L.627 it stubbornly observes the Aristotelian rules of space and time to cut a generous slice of life. There are almost no set-...
Every decade throws up a handful of guitar acts intent on capturing the mood of the age.The noughties, for example, marched to the spiky rhythms of Kasabian and Kaiser Chiefs....
The opening image of this new David Hockney exhibition – a sketchily painted portrait of a seated man, slumping heavily forward, his head buried in his hands – could be a portrait...
Why does Natalia Osipova, one of the world's best classical, dramatic ballerinas, want to start a sideline in contemporary dance in the middle of her career? Two years ago, when...
Recently the television historian Bettany Hughes, bright-eyed, bushy-tailed, energetic, enthusiastic and rather astonished, has tramped across the continents on our behalf, making...
Irish director Pat O’Connor’s 1987 adaptation of J L Carr’s A Month in the Country has been unavailable for many years; this BFI reissue was only possible after a few surviving...
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A cinematic cross-section of life in London-by-Sea
Prize includes hotel, a meal and event tickets
Sub-texts galore in grade-A Ealing melodrama
Dr Freud takes his turn in the psychiatrist's chair
Enlightenment battles superstition in this new historical chiller
In an evening of unexpected victories, Sky News did surprisingly well
The real world and the weather impinged but couldn't keep Glastonbury down for long
Is there anything left to mine in the eternal Eighties revival?
Riotous humanity in Maxwell Davies’s farewell community opera
Pianist-curator Víkingur Ólafsson goes wandering with friends
German ambient music and two discs of 20th century symphonies
A star soprano shines in the Ring’s conversation piece
The Ring's most wrenching tragedy excels with a great Wotan and Brünnhilde
Fiery demi-god and conductor eclipse any B-casting as a Ring comes south
Generation-bridging joy with the return of the mobster musical pastiche
Revival of Brian Friel’s 1979 classic is brilliantly acted and utterly compelling
The Northern Irish stage craftsman celebrated for Dancing at Lughnasa and Faith Healer
An ongoing series of portraits has served as a tonic during difficult times, but its value is more personal than artistic
A glimpse inside artists' collections offers fresh insight into their own work
Magnificent new extension has light and space enough for new art and new visitors
Superstar ballerina and new partner Sergei Polunin lack lustre in self-commissioned contemporary triple
Choreographer du jour Crystal Pite heads up two impressive Canadian cultural offerings
MacMillan revival in a different class to anodyne offerings from McGregor and Wheeldon
As he hosts 'A Prairie Home Companion' for the last time, its creator looks back
Terrific fun from an old favourite
Funny and challenging show about the comic's parents