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Three female Londoners called The Lorelles say we should forget everything we mock about girl bands – and after hearing them sing, you’ll probably agree. Adjoa Wiredu meets Therese, Rosie and Lizzie.

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The Marriage of Figaro marks the third time actress Fiona Shaw has directed for the ENO, but this is the first time she has taken the helm for one of opera’s real crowd pleasers, and with interesting results…

Music Wilderness Performers (c) Richard Heald
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Wilderness was my friend Vinnie’s idea. Less music, more rounded arts experience. It seemed a new kind of festival. It felt as if a little piece of the folkloric California after which our fathers hankered, might still exist.

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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…

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