Peter Brook bids farewell to Paris theatre after 36 years

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For lovers of Parisian theatre, the first days of 2011 have a slightly melancholy edge. On New Year’s Eve the hugely influential English director Peter Brook finally ended his 36-year tenure at the experimental Bouffes du Nord theatre in the French capital. Friday night’s performance of Mozart’s The Magic Flute was the 85-year-old’s last production […]

Cecilia Bartoli’s “Handel and his Rivals” at the Barbican

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Like all great singers Cecilia Bartoli seems to be a singer some “get”, but certainly not everybody. After last night’s Handel concert in the Barbican two reviews are in; Ismene Brown for The Arts Desk “gets” her: Cecilia Bartoli invites you to her party, she stands on stage beaming and welcoming you as her guest, […]