Patrick Stewart: the actor turns 800 today. Photograph: Mark Sommerfeld/New York Times

Horse rides in stockings, rehearsals in deep freezes, fights in string vests... On Patrick Stewart’s 80th birthday, friends from David Tennant to B(...)

Spanish tenor Placido Domingo during his concert in in Szeged, southern Hungary last year. Photograph: Attila Kisbenedek / AFP/Getty

Opera singer Placido Domingo has apologised to the women who accused him of sexual harassment and inappropriate behaviour, saying he took full respons(...)

 Spanish tenor Placido Domingo:  facing  sexual harassment accusations. Photograph: Attila Kisbenedek/AFP via Getty Images

Placido Domingo has resigned as general director of the Los Angeles Opera and withdrew from future performances at the company following allegations o(...)

Spanish tenor Placido Domingo performs during a concert in  Hungary. Photograph: Getty Images

Opera singer Placido Domingo on Tuesday dropped out of a performance at the Metropolitan Opera in New York while disputing accusations of sexual misco(...)

 Plácido Domingo listens to applause at the end of a concert in Szeged, Hungary, on August 28th. Photograph: Laszlo Balogh/AP

The Dallas Opera has become the latest organisation to cancel plans to work with Spanish tenor and conductor Plácido Domingo, who is facing a new barr(...)

Spanish opera singer Plácido Domingo performs on stage in Marbella on July 25th, 2015. Photograph:  Jorge Guerrero/AFP/Getty Images

World-renowned opera star Plácido Domingo has denied accusations that he tried to pressure women into sexual relationships by offering them jobs and s(...)

Luciano Pavarotti with Princess Diana

Eight Days a Week, Ron Howard’s recent documentary on the Beatles, somehow found an under-explored angle on that much eulogised band: their power as l(...)

 Italian film director Franco Zeffirelli poses at the British embassy in Rome before receiving the medal of knighthood from the British ambassador to Italy in 2004. File photograph: Paolo Cocco/AFP/Getty Images

Franco Zeffirelli, who directed the world’s greatest opera singers and brought Shakespeare to the cinema-going masses, has died. He was 96. In a stat(...)

Luis Magallanes with pianist and humanitarian Gabriella Montero.

In early May, Luis Magallanes went to a local market in Barcelona to buy supplies. He had only been in the city for a couple of days and he was still (...)

Canadian music star Drake: His song ‘One Dance’ was the biggest digital single of 2016, according to the IFPI. Photograph: Steve Marcus/Reuters

When you’re repeat-listening to songs that are your definition of joy, songs that are open wounds, music that becomes your cultural glue, the business(...)

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