FRIDAY 20 The Four Seasons in Song  The Mac, Belfast, until Sun bbc.in/2xLuEWx BBC Northern Ireland is presenting The Four Seasons in Song over (...)

Ludovic Morlot here offers an unusual coupling which illustrates the impact of the aesthetic earthquake that redrew the boundaries of musical exper(...)

Mourners at the funeral of cousins Ashley Donohoe (22) and Olivia Burke (21)  at Saint Joseph’s Catholic Church in Cotati, California.

Ashley Donohoe and Olivia Burke were close. So close. Closer than cousins certainly. A continent and an ocean couldn’t separate them. Speaking at thei(...)

Following the break-up of his affair with Alma Mahler (above), the obsessive Kokoschka is despondent until he commissions a life-sized, anatomically accurate replica of his former lover

Just now, milestones in Irish opera are arriving in bunches like those proverbial buses. The Irish premiere of Gerald Barry’s The Importance of Being (...)