On Monday 17 July 2023, the Royal Opera House will host an afternoon of entertainment to celebrate the 75th birthday of former Royal Ballet Principal dancer Wayne Sleep. Distinctively “diminutive … [Read more...] about The Royal Ballet celebrates Wayne Sleep’s 75th birthday
The Royal Opera House makes a return to cinema after sixteen months of closure The Royal Opera House has announced the return of its cinema programme after sixteen months of closure. The … [Read more...] about From stage to screen – the Royal Opera House returns to the cinema
A £250 million ‘bailout’ fund will save “1,385 theatres, galleries, performance groups, arts organisations, museums and local venues facing the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic and ensure they … [Read more...] about UK government’s £250 million for arts organisations
Q&A When did you start singing? Singing began for me in junior school, church choir and continued through grammar school; first as treble until I was 12 when my voice broke to what it is … [Read more...] about Thomas Allen answers the Gramilano Questionnaire… Singers’ Edition
A selection of portraits by Pop Artist Derek Boshier will be shown in the UK for the first time at the National Portrait Gallery. Derek Boshier: Imaginary Portraits (28 September 2013 – May 2014) … [Read more...] about Portrait of David Bowie as the Elephant Man will go on show
David Hockney has revealed he turned down a request to paint the Queen because he was "very busy". The 74-year-old told BBC Radio 4's Front Row programme she would make a "terrific subject" but he … [Read more...] about David Hockney turned down the Queen
Lee Hall, the creator of Billy Elliott, has caused a Twitter storm accusing Opera North of being homophobic. He is the librettist of 'Bleached', an exciting project based in Bridlington, East … [Read more...] about A gay painter, an outraged headmistress, and Billy Elliott’s literary dad: opera and homophobia up north
Debra Craine in today's Times comments on the new collaboration between the National Gallery and the Royal Ballet: The idea of artists and choreographers collaborating isn’t new. Pablo Picasso worked … [Read more...] about When artistic disciplines collide, dance often takes a back seat.