Q&A When did you start singing? I have always sung, since I was a child, but I started to do it seriously when I was 23 years old. Why did you start singing? Singing has always been … [Read more...] about Anastasia Bartoli answers the Gramilano Questionnaire… singers’ edition!
Italian countertenor Raffaele Pe has had somewhat of a slow-burning career. He’s now 37 and a father of three, yet his first professional engagement was just eight years ago. The late start seems to … [Read more...] about [Review] Italian countertenor Raffaele Pe’s exuberant Purcell recital
The new Shakespeare North Playhouse in Prescot, UK, is an exciting theatre space and undoubtedly a bold undertaking in difficult times for theatres. Prescot – a town that is a half-hour drive east … [Read more...] about The stunning new Shakespeare North Playhouse opens in the UK
When did you start dancing? I started dancing around the age of 4 and I instantly fell in love with ballet. As a young child I would put performances on for my family using the fireplace hearth as … [Read more...] about Anna Rose O’Sullivan answers the Gramilano Questionnaire… Dancers’ Edition
Two events make 1567 a watershed year in the history of music's relationship to words. In Rome, Palestrina (c. 1525- 1594), the greatest master of Italian Renaissance polyphony, published his most … [Read more...] about Claudio Monteverdi, opera’s first master, was born 450 years ago
A record number of shows will be staged at this year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe, brushing off fears that the clash with the London Olympics would harm the Festival. A 6% increase on last year’s … [Read more...] about 2,695 shows make this year’s Edinburgh Fringe the biggest ever. And the programme: 376 pages and weighs 605 grams!
Simon Callow, Jonathan Pryce, John Simm and Catherine Tate will perform their favourite Shakespeare monologues as part of a Sky Arts programme celebrating the playwright’s work - says The … [Read more...] about In Love With Shakespeare – Simon Callow, Jonathan Pryce and Catherine Tate pay tribute to the Bard for Sky tv