Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk

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Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk

The ENO began its 2015/16 opening season with Shostakovich’s ‘tragic – satire opera’ Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk (1934) which caused Stalin to walk out during a performance and led to a scathing review in Russia’s political newspaper Pravda. Directed by ...

Ai Weiwei

Ai Weiwei is a global phenomenon. As well as being one of the most recognizable artists working today, he's famous for his outspoken criticism of the Chinese government and in particular of its record on human rights. So great is ...

The World Goes Pop

Generally considered to be an Anglo-American phenomenon, Pop Art is most closely associated with artists such as Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein, whose work offered a colourful and unconflicted commentary on modern commercial culture in screen prints of Campbell’s soup ...

Audrey Hepburn

    Audrey Hepburn had an extraordinary life, from her childhood as a ballerina, to her first taste of the theatre spotlight and becoming a Hollywood star. She became such an iconic figure that fashion designers were lining ...

The Queen of Spades

"Life is but a game" is a famous proverb in Russia, which derives from Tchaikovsky’s penultimate opera. It is a poignant message that subtly runs in the great Russian author Aleksandr Pushkin’s intricate storyline of love and gambling. That's until ...

Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition, London

It’s hard to be dispassionate about the Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition. Now in its 247th year, the exhibition has been held annually, without interruption, since 1769, the year after King George III founded the Royal Academy Schools in ...