Rolando Villazón and Magdalena Kožená in 'Juliette'. Photo: Monika Rittershaus
©Monika Rittershaus

Juliette, Staatsoper Berlin — ‘Slick’

Martinů’s opera is lavishly cast, but problematic

The Life of a Song

Singer-songwriter Justin Vernon of Bon Iver ©Rex Features
Written in 2006 by a lonely guy who had retreated from the world, the single has made its way into reality-show auditions
'Kind of Blue' by Miles Davis
Simple, melodic and catchy, the Miles Davis song has sold millions of copies as the opening track of the landmark album Kind Of Blue
Three Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion c.1944 by Francis Bacon, on display in Francis Bacon: Invisible Rooms from 18 May until 18 September 2016
©© Tate Liverpool, Roger Sinek

Francis Bacon/Maria Lassnig, Tate Liverpool

Double bill of painters is a stroke of curatorial inspiration, writes Jackie Wullschlager

The San Francisco Symphony with Michael Tilson Thomas conducting, perform Bernstein's "On The Town." On Wednesday night, May 25, 2016 in Davies Symphony Hall.

On the Town, San Francisco: ‘Lushness and urgency’

A vital semi-staged revival of Leonard Bernstein’s musical

Within the Golden Hour; The Royal Ballet, Akane Takada, Tristan Dyer, Francesca Hayward, Valentino Zucchetti, Yuhui Choe, Alexander Campbell,

Royal Ballet Triple Bill: ‘Strong, well-balanced’

New McGregor in a satisfying sandwich of Apaches and Edwardians

Radiohead's Thom Yorke at the Roundhouse. Photo: Matthew Baker/Getty
©Matthew Baker/Getty

Radiohead, Roundhouse, London — ‘Spellbinding’

A wide-ranging show provided proof of the band’s artistic stamina

Duncan Macmillan, Text Katie Mitchell, Director Leo Warner, Director of Photography Finn Ross, Video Lizzie Clachan, Sets Sussie Juhlin-Wallen, Costumes Melanie Wilson, Sound Paul Clarke, Music Jack Knowles, Lighting

The Forbidden Zone, Barbican, London — ‘Stunning, sombre’

An overwhelming piece of theatre about war and weaponry

Peter de Jersey and Rory Kinnear in 'The Threepenny Opera'. Photo: Richard H. Smith
©Richard H. Smith

The Threepenny Opera, National Theatre (Olivier), London — ‘Still salient’

Brecht and Weill’s musical is performed with mordant relish

Sarawanee Tanatanit in 'Tristan & Isolde'. Photo: GTG/Gregory Batardon
©GTG/Gregory Batardon

Tristan & Isolde — Salue pour moi le monde!, Les Gémeaux, Sceaux, France — ‘Stunning’

Dance version of Wagner’s opera is a work of painterly strokes

Essa-Pekka Salonen conducts the Philharmonia Orchestra in 'Renard'. Photo: Camilla Greenwell Photography
©Camilla Greenwell Photography

Stravinsky: Myths and Rituals, Royal Festival Hall, London — review

The Philharmonia Orchestra performed three very Russian works

Struan Leslie
©Howard Sooley

Interview: choreographer Struan Leslie

The movement director on his work for this year’s Aldeburgh Festival