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Opera Review: Il Trovatore at the Royal Opera House

Opera Review: Il Trovatore at the Royal Opera House

All you need to make a great opera is a brilliant composer, terrific singers who can also act, a superb conductor and orchestra, and a fine team of director and designers. This production of Il Trovatore has a five-star composer (Verdi), a cast of four-s

Daily Express, yesterday, 17:40
 
Live review: Dr John Cooper Clarke & Hugh Cornwell at The Forum in Kentish Town

Live review: Dr John Cooper Clarke & Hugh Cornwell at The Forum in Kentish Town

As a Doctor of Arts from his native Salford University, who cites Pam Ayres as an early influence no less, none of his sardonic Northern tongue has lost any of its bite and Cornwell and band tightly backing up Cooper Clarke on a run through of the album’

Daily Express, yesterday, 14:40
 
American country singer Kacey Musgraves on new Christmas album

American country singer Kacey Musgraves on new Christmas album

The 28-year-old singer-songwriter sealed her reputation, among British audiences in particular, with her 2015 album Pageant Material.  The smart, literate, collection of songs underlined that Musgraves, photogenic though she may be, is definitely not “pa

Daily Express, Sunday, 00:43
 
Opera review: Gerald Barry’s Alice’s Adventures Under Ground

Opera review: Gerald Barry’s Alice’s Adventures Under Ground

He has filleted the novels of Alice In Wonderland and Alice Through The Looking Glass into barely one hour, using Lewis Carroll’s original title Alice’s Adventures Under Ground. The result is precisely engineered chaos, from the moment soprano Barbara Ha

Daily Express, Sunday, 00:43
 
Dance reviews: The Peony Pavilion by National Ballet of China

Dance reviews: The Peony Pavilion by National Ballet of China

The tale of The Peony Pavilion has been around in the Chinese theatrical tradition for centuries and traditionally took days to perform but adapter and director Li Liuyi and Fei Bo, the choreographer, have crammed it into a couple of hours and two acts o

Daily Express, Sunday, 00:43
 
Album reviews: Peter Doherty, Taxi Wars and more

Album reviews: Peter Doherty, Taxi Wars and more

ALBUM OF THE WEEK Peter Doherty Hamburg Demonstrations (BMG)  Miraculously, the fiercely-individual Doherty is still in one piece, despite his years of excess, and this, his second solo album, might just be his most mature work to date. The atmosphere, a

Daily Express, Sunday, 00:43
 
Film reviews: Sully, Moana and Bleed For This

Film reviews: Sully, Moana and Bleed For This

Sully  (96mins) Director: Clint Eastwood Stars: Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart, Laura Linney Told with Eastwood’s unpretentious flair and elegance, it’s a perfect match of director, star and subject. Eastwood steers the story with deceptive expertise while Han

Daily Express, Sunday, 00:43
 
Book reviews: The Princess Diarist, The Zoo and history books

Book reviews: The Princess Diarist, The Zoo and history books

The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher (Bantam Press, £16.99) This book is a curious hybrid. It’s partly a movie memoir in which the 60-year-old star, immortalised as Princess Leia in Star Wars, looks back at the effects of her early onset fame. But it is

Daily Express, Sunday, 00:43
 
Fiction: Labour Of Love by Tracy Rees

Fiction: Labour Of Love by Tracy Rees

“Won’t you even think about it?” Millie called after Jim. “Please?” But he was gone, the instant lunch was over. The leaflet she’d given him fluttered, discarded, to the floor. She turned to the dishes with a hollow in her stomach. He was always in a hur

Daily Express, Sunday, 00:43
 
BREAKING: Duran Duran lose fight over US song rights

BREAKING: Duran Duran lose fight over US song rights

They failed to fight off a bid by major publishers Gloucester Place Music, ultimately owned by US business Sony/ATV, to prevent them terminating copyright agreements related to their first three albums. A judge ruled English laws of contract barred them

Daily Express, Friday, 11:23
 
Pokemon Go update: BUG fix inbound, as Niantic expands killer new feature

Pokemon Go update: BUG fix inbound, as Niantic expands killer new feature

Pokemon Go developer Niantic is working on a couple of important updates ahead of the upcoming Christmas event. Pokemon Go's Nearby feature recently launched in the UK, and will expand to new territories in the coming days and weeks. "We will be...

Daily Express, Friday, 10:51
 
Singer Katherine Jenkins: My six best albums

Singer Katherine Jenkins: My six best albums

MADONNA: The Immaculate Collection (Sire/Warner) The first album I bought. I remember being really small and putting on a little concert singing Material Girl. I liked the video which was inspired by Marilyn Monroe. I now collect Eve Arnold photographs o

Daily Express, Friday, 00:19
 
Author Lynne Truss: My six best books

Author Lynne Truss: My six best books

GREAT EXPECTATIONS by Charles Dickens Penguin, £5.99 I read Dickens with great excitement at university. I love the richness and use of imagery. You feel this is a very personal book for him, dealing with social mobility which is an issue for me too. I’v

Daily Express, Friday, 00:19
 
Book reviews: Where Poppies Blow, The Beautiful Dead and more

Book reviews: Where Poppies Blow, The Beautiful Dead and more

Where Poppies Blow: The British Soldier, Nature, The Great War by John Lewis-Stempel Weidenfeld & Nicolson, £20 But unlike the shorter, kinetic engagements of today, the First World War was a static affair with advance and retreat clearly...

Daily Express, Friday, 00:19
 
Theatre reviews: Nutcracker and The Children

Theatre reviews: Nutcracker and The Children

The most traditional festive ballet is Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker and the Royal Ballet’s version is the most enchanting production known to man. The story may be barking mad but that hardly matters. It is the wealth of visual treasures and wonderful music

Daily Express, Friday, 00:19
 
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