The National Portrait Gallery has discovered hidden paintings beneath Tudor portraits in the Collection. The discoveries are displayed from today as part of Hidden: Unseen Paintings Beneath Tudor … [Read more...] about Hidden paintings revealed under Tudor portraits go on show at the National Portrait Gallery
Things still are not as they should be at the shiny new Bolshoi, says Reuters. Back stage, dancers grumble that practice rooms have become cramped and the Bolshoi has lost the charm that can only … [Read more...] about Bolshoi prima ballerina Marianna Ryzhkina adds her voice to the chorus of disapproval
The great Italian actress Monica Vitti is 80 today. She passed seamlessly from being the muse of the intense Michelangelo Antonioni, to becoming Italy's favourite comedienne in films such as 1973's … [Read more...] about Antonioni’s muse is 80: Happy Birthday Monica Vitti
Milan's newspaper, the most influential Italian paper, Il Corriere della Sera, almost ignored La Raymonda at La Scala last week, with Valeria Crippa's short article dismissing it quickly. Here the … [Read more...] about The Times celebrates Milan’s Raymonda… but why?
Lovers of Hollinghurst's writing have been waiting a long time for the end of June 2011 and the publication of his new novel. In fact, the wait has been seven years, but now we know that it was worth … [Read more...] about Alan Hollinghurst’s new novel, The Stranger’s Child: “an extraordinary achievement”
The Royal Palace of Venaria (Reggia di Venaria Reale) - a prior home of Italy's royal Savoia family located 10 km from Turin - is celebrating 150 years of Italian unity with an exhibit spanning … [Read more...] about Piedmont’s Royal Palace shows highlights of Italian art
In Mark Shenton's excellent, illuminating and entertaining blog for the Stage, "Shenton's View", he has followed up his blog on London's Unsung Theatrical Heroes with the Best Hung list! When I … [Read more...] about Best Hung Theatre Personalities 2010 – The Full Monty!