The Return of Ulysses

Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643) was the first great opera composer. Opera Collective Ireland, whose productions give a platform to young, professional (...)

Mahan Esfahani: Photograph: Getty Images

  Mahan Esfahani   HARPSICHORDIST, IRAN/US   Plays Book 1 of The Well-Tempered Clavier, and The Goldbe(...)

New breed: Simon Rattle works as readily with period-instrument players as with symphony orchestras. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/EPA

It seemed like a great idea for the Royal Irish Academy of Music to devise an event called Ten Thousand Miles Away and use it to explore “the special (...)