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“I am the proprietor of the Penguin Cafe. I will tell you things at random.” These words reverberated around the head of composer Simon Jeffes. This is the sound of someone you love who’s going away and it doesn’t matter…

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Paul Guest reviews two of the operas from The Royal Opera’s spring season, Fidelio and The Tsar’s Bride, which will both be broadcast on BBC Radio 3 this month.

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My reactions to music are purely emotional: love, hatred or indifference. Music is only important…

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Alex Larman, eagle-eyed journalist and cultural commentator with a voracious hunger for all things splendiferous, visits the ENO to experience Terry Gilliam’s operatic production of The Damnation of Faust.

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Young soprano Elizabeth Llewellyn has had a difficult ride. After gaining a scholarship to study…

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Last week, Daniel Barenboim took to the Tate Modern Turbine Hall Bridge to give a one-off, all-Chopin concert with the Staatskapelle Berlin. Our wild-haired, roving music critic Paul Guest reports…

Music Photography (c) Bill Cooper / The Royal Opera House
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Music critic Paul Guest visits The Royal Opera House to experience the latest performance to cause gasps of horror, shock and delight among West End audiences; the tragic tale of Anna Nicole Smith.

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