Joyce DiDonato has always been fearlessly honest, or at least, has the courage to be honest, though it may cost her a great deal emotionally to get over her fear. I don't know, but I do know that her … [Read more...] about Joyce DiDonato dedicates Last Night of the Proms performance to Russian gays
At the Dorchester Hotel today, Dame Janet Baker will receive The Gramophone’s Lifetime Achievement Award. The Telegraph's Rupert Christiansen talked with the great mezzo – here are her words: On … [Read more...] about Dame Janet Baker: I was a green and raw northern girl
Simon Keenlyside's British début as Macbeth at The Royal Opera House has both bemused and wowed the critics. After the live relay we can all have our say, but here is a smattering of divided opinion … [Read more...] about Simon Keenlyside is “singing on the top of his form” or has a “tendency to shout tonelessly”?