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  1. November 15, 2013

    Robbie Williams: Swings Both Ways

    Robbie Williams professes himself to be “gutted” that BBC Radio 1 won’t play his records because he’s too old. But the ever...

  2. August 24, 2012

    Interview with Rufus Wainwright

    For Rufus Wainwright, sitting in a dressing room backstage at Latitude festival, rock ‘n’ roll habits die hard. The man who...

  1. May 1, 2012

    Rufus Wainwright, Lyceum Theatre, London

    How would he do on The Voice? I only ask because Rufus Wainwright opened this richly generous and rewarding gig with what...

  2. April 20, 2012

    Rufus Wainwright: Out of the Game

    Enough with covering Judy Garland and writing opera: Rufus Wainwright wants a hit. So he has recruited super-producer Mark...

  3. August 13, 2011

    Fionn Regan: 100 Acres of Sycamore

    Anna Friel was involved in the making of Irish troubadour Fionn Regan’s third album. A chance meeting with the actress led...

  4. July 25, 2011

    Rufus and Loudon Wainwright, Royal Opera House, London

    Following the Murdoch double act at Parliament, another father-son duo appeared at a venerable London landmark last week....

  5. April 1, 2011

    Piccard in Space, Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

    If opera is defined as a story rendered larger than life through singers, orchestra and staging, anybody with the means can...

  6. April 1, 2011

    Piccard in Space, Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

    If opera is defined as a story rendered larger than life through singers, orchestra and staging, anybody with the means can...

  7. February 4, 2011

    Teddy Thompson: Bella

    Teddy Thompson Bella (Verve Forecast) Teddy Thompson is the son of 1970s British folk-rock royalty Linda and Richard...

  8. November 16, 2010

    Rufus Wainwright/ San Francisco Symphony, Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco

    Lush orchestrations: Rufus Wainwright Among American orchestras today, the chatter is about what one observer has called...

  9. November 13, 2010

    The Diary: Dylan Jones

    Since its opening in March, Nick Jones’ Soho House has quickly become the go-to place in Los Angeles. Not only a haven for...

  10. November 2, 2010

    Antony and the Johnsons, Lincoln Center, New York

    Antony Hegarty “Oh I’m scared of the middle place, between light and nowhere,” Antony Hegarty sang in “Hope There’s...

  11. May 26, 2010

    Austerity and rueful lyricism

    Another week, another cancellation. The San Francisco Symphony has suffered a startling number of repertory alterations this...

  12. May 25, 2010

    San Francisco Symphony, Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco

    Translucence: Jonathan Vinocour Another week, another cancellation. The San Francisco Symphony has suffered a startling...

  13. May 21, 2010

    Rufus Wainwright: Prima Donna

    Rufus Wainwright Prima Donna: The story of an opera (Decca) Few opera-goers will have heard of American-Canadian...

  14. April 14, 2010

    Prima Donna

    It is less than a year since its premiere at the Manchester International Festival and Prima Donna is already on to its...

  15. April 3, 2010

    Rufus Wainwright: All Days are Nights

    Rufus Wainwright All Days are Nights: Songs for Lulu Polydor Consisting solely of piano and voice, Rufus Wainwright’s latest...

  16. March 26, 2010

    T’ai chi and Tosca

    A prima donna is growing old. Younger rivals are stealing her roles. Her private life is a mess. Her confidence is slipping,...

  17. March 20, 2010

    Laura Marling: I Speak Because I Can

    Laura Marling I Speak Because I Can Virgin It’s said girls mature faster than boys, an axiom Laura Marling lives up to on...

  18. March 9, 2010

    Gabriel Kahane

    These days, being a singer-songwriter with a guitar and a scruffy hairdo just isn't enough. Gabriel Kahane, performing at...

  19. March 8, 2010

    Gabriel Kahane, Lincoln Center, New York

    These days, being a singer-songwriter with a guitar and a scruffy hairdo just isn’t enough. Gabriel Kahane, performing at...

  20. February 2, 2010

    Hal Willner's I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues?

    Producer Hal Willner, musical supervisor of Saturday Night Live , has what he calls an "expanding address book". He has made...

  21. February 1, 2010

    Hal Willner’s I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues?, Lincoln Center, New York

    Sincerity: Rufus Wainwright Producer Hal Willner, musical supervisor of Saturday Night Live, has what he calls an “expanding...

  22. November 10, 2009

    From tacky pops to grand opera

    The New York City Opera, which traditionally plays David to the Goliath of the Met next door, has gone through hell....

  23. November 9, 2009

    American Voices/Esther, David H. Koch Theater, New York

    The New York City Opera, which traditionally plays David to the Goliath of the Met next door, has gone through hell....

  24. July 14, 2009

    Love letter to the diva and her world

    Here is a recipe for chutzpah: commission an opera from an operatic ingénu , perform it in a language that is foreign to the...

  25. March 14, 2009

    Pop: Ludovic Hunter-Tilney

    Marianne Faithfull Easy Come, Easy Go Naive Rock luvvie Marianne Faithfull surrounds herself with famous pals on the Hal...

  26. February 26, 2009

    Sir Martin gets into long socks

    Times are tough in adland but a New York dinner in honour of Sir Martin Sorrell this week was sold out - even at $30,000 a...

  27. January 31, 2009

    Monkey business

    For a fledgling cultural impresario who has already made waves on the global arts circuit, Alex Poots, the young director...

  28. November 29, 2008

    Live music

    Duffy November 29, 30, Manchester Apollo, then touring Hotly tipped as the next big thing at the start of 2008, Duffy ends...

  29. FT Alphaville

    August 29, 2008

    Investing on a different ‘scale’

    Apols for the pun, but here’s alternative investment with a different tune. From the Guardian: The music executives behind...

  30. July 6, 2008

    The riff of the Bosphorus

    The Istanbul Jazz Festival embraces roots, rock and Latin along with the jazz hardcore, and this year – the 15th – the dozen...

  31. July 5, 2008

    Live music

    A Day at the Hop Farm July 6, The Hop Farm, Kent Neil Young, in wonderful form on his recent tour, headlines a new festival...

  32. April 28, 2008

    Static

    With Static , Dan Rebellato has created a blistering meditation on the nature of love, grief and the importance of...

  33. April 27, 2008

    Static, Soho Theatre, London

    With Static, Dan Rebellato has created a blistering meditation on the nature of love, grief and the importance of...

  34. October 6, 2007

    Pop - Ludovic Hunter-Tilney

    Beirut The Flying Club Cup 4AD France does strange things to romantic young Americans. 21-year-old Zach Condon of New...

  35. September 14, 2007

    Curios - Vortex Jazz Club, London

    The collaborative acoustic trio Curios is the vehicle for the technically dazzling, melodically gifted pianist/composer Tom...

  36. September 13, 2007

    Curios, Vortex Jazz Club, London

    The collaborative acoustic trio Curios is the vehicle for the technically dazzling, melodically gifted pianist/composer Tom...

  37. September 1, 2007

    Jazz & World Music

    Floratone Floratone Blue Note Bill Frisell's eerily precise guitar is at the centre of this effective studio collaboration,...

  38. July 16, 2007

    Guide Arts around the world

    Paris LES ÉTÉS DE LA DANSE Paris's annual dance festival reaches the grand old age of three on Tuesday when the National...

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