Sofia Fomina, left, as Jemmy and Gerard Finley as William Tell
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Guillaume Tell, Royal Opera House, London — review

Rossini’s music soars — but the production falls flat

The Life of a Song

Elvis Costello in 1982 ©Getty
Written by Elvis Costello during the Falklands War, the song’s specific setting and political subtext didn’t deter covers
Louis Armstrong ©Getty
The song made famous by Louis Armstrong had its roots in an 18th-century London broadside ballad before being transported to New Orleans and beyond
The T'ang Quartet at Merchant Taylors’ Hall
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T’ang Quartet and Melvyn Tan, City of London Festival, Merchant Taylors’ Hall, London — review

Pianist Melvyn Tan delivered much-needed oomph

Pam Tanowitz Dance in 'Heaven on One's Head'
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Pam Tanowitz Dance, Bard SummerScape, Upstate New York — review

Three works showed that Tanowitz is thoughtful, but emotional too

From left, Jennifer Mudge, Heather Lind and Alicia Silverstone in ‘Of Good Stock’
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Of Good Stock, Manhattan Theatre Club, New York — review

An engaging, at times heart-catching family drama by Melissa Ross

Bavarian State Opera's 'Pelléas et Mélisande'
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Pelléas et Mélisande, Bavarian State Opera, Prinzregententheater, Munich — review

Christiane Pohle’s production was met with a storm of boos

From left: Steven Beard, Sian Thomas, Suzy King, Rory Kinnear and Kate O'Flynn in 'The Trial'
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The Trial, Young Vic, London — review

Rory Kinnear is outstanding but the staging falls short on terror

Taylor Swift on stage in Hyde Park, London
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Taylor Swift, Hyde Park, London — review

A sparkling tribute to the power of female friendship

The Kronos Quartet with Wu Man, centre, at the Terry Riley Festival
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Terry Riley Festival, SFJAZZ Center, San Francisco — review

The music community paid joyous homage to the 80-year-old composer

© Licensed to London News Pictures. 26/06/2015. Pilton, UK. Florence and the Machine performing on the The Pyramid Stage stage at Glastonbury Festival 2015 on Friday Day 3 of the festival. This years headline acts include Kanye West, The Who and Florence and the Machine, the latter being upgraded in the bill to replace original headline act Foo Fighters. Photo credit: Richard Isaac/LNP
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Glastonbury Festival, Somerset, UK

Kanye West goes south but rising stars keep the radical spirit alive

'Bend It Like Beckham'

Bend It Like Beckham, Phoenix Theatre, London — review

Gurinder Chadha’s 2002 film becomes a vibrant, energetic stage musical