Richard Wagner

Wearing T-shirts, Ed Sheeran, Is Not Enough In Days Like These

Daniel Rachel | Posted 25.05.2017 | UK Entertainment
Daniel Rachel

The relative merits of Ed Sheeran's music is immaterial to his decision to join an anti-racist movement. But the irony of endorsing Eric Clapton, a musician bestowed the title 'God' by his fans, whilst not making reference to his racist expressions that gave rise to Rock Against Racism is bewildering.

Think You've Read Every Blog Post There Is on Buying Box Sets? Here's Another ...

Neil Durkin | Posted 16.12.2013 | UK Entertainment
Neil Durkin

In the age of instant streaming and catch-up TV, who on earth bothers with box sets anymore? Clunky, brick-like things destined to take up far too much room on your sagging shelves. Er, well, the answer seems to be - a lot of people.

Nazi-Themed Wagner Opera Cancelled After Holocaust Scenes Leave Audience Seeking Medical Help

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 09.07.2013 | UK

A modern version of Richard Wagner’s Tannhauser has been cancelled after members of the opening night audience were left so distressed they had to s...

Opera For Beginners

Kate McAuley | Posted 25.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
Kate McAuley

Opera is not just for fuddy-duddies, elitists and snobs. Fact.

Spencer Tunick's At It Again... 1,000 Bare Bottoms Open Munich's Opera Festival (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.07.2012 | Home

More than 1,000 naked men and women have taken part in a Spencer Tunick exhibition to mark the start of the 2012 Munich Opera Festival. Painted re...

Russian Baritone Pulls Out Of Opera Festival, Over Nazi Tattoos (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.07.2012 | Home

A Russian baritone who was due to sing the lead role in Richard Wagner's The Flying Dutchman at the annual Bayreuth opera festival in Germany has with...

Wagner in Tel Aviv - The Unofficial Boycott Should Be Undone

Carl Packman | Posted 07.08.2012 | UK Politics
Carl Packman

Like with so many artists with foul beliefs, I feel it justified to be allowed to enjoy their art, in spite of them. Art, after all, is something merely facilitated by the artist; your subjective evaluation and judgement is not only important to that art, but vital for its existence.

Il prigioniero/Philharmonia; Wagner's Dream/BBCSO; Sarah-Jane Brandon/Classical Opera Company- review

Paul Hewitt | Posted 01.04.2012 | Home
Paul Hewitt

A week of opera: The Philharmonia presented an interesting programme of Beethoven followed by Dallapiccola's Il prigioniero at the Royal Festival Hal...