George Michael is to stage a special concert for Sir Elton John’s Aids foundation. The gig at London’s Royal Opera House will benefit the charity’s newly created Elizabeth Taylor Memorial Fund.
Michael said he “really wanted to honour the inspiring efforts” made by the actress in raising awareness of the disease. The charity show on 6 November is part of the singer’s European Symphonica orchestral tour.
Graham Spicer is a writer, director and photographer in Milan, blogging (under the name ‘Gramilano’) about dance, opera, music and photography for people “who are a bit like me and like some of the things I like”. He was a regular columnist for Opera Now magazine and wrote for the BBC until transferring to Italy.
His scribblings have appeared in various publications from Woman’s Weekly to Gay Times, and he wrote the ‘Danza in Italia’ column for Dancing Times magazine.