After a couple of years of not hearing La Bartoli live, I was a little apprehensive before her concert at the Lucerne Culture and Congress Centre, KKL, after having read Rupert Christiansen’s Telegraph review of her concert with Rolando Villazón last December describing her voice as ‘worn and threadbare’, … Continue reading
Jonathan Ollivier was tragically killed on his way to dance in the final performance in Matthew Bourne’s The Car Man in London. A court has heard that the minicab driver that hit Ollivier’s motorbike was making a … Continue reading
Music runs to the very core of mezzosoprano Joyce DiDonato, guest on yesterday’s BBC Radio 4’s long-running and beautifully judged programme, Desert Island Discs.
Even if she is tired before a show, everything … Continue reading
Twelve black and white photos of trees might not grab your attention immediately, though if I add that they are millennium-old olive trees from Puglia, presented as large-format prints exhibited in the ISAIA … Continue reading
As a committed fan of BBC 4’s Desert Island Discs, I am delighted that Joyce DiDonato will be revealing her list of eight recordings, a book and a luxury item that she would take if she was to be cast away on a … Continue reading
A paper published last month in the Journal of Experimental Psychology suggests that dancers, with their finely honed control over their bodies through which they can express emotion, are more sensitive than most in … Continue reading
You may remember dancers from the La Scala Ballet Company objecting at the decision to appoint Mauro Bigonzetti as it’s new boss and to his programming for his first season? Now dancers at Berlin have initiated a … Continue reading