In Boris Godunov – Mussorgsky’s only completed opera – the composer created one of the greatest bass-baritone roles in the canon. We look back at some past productions and the singers who have brought the role to life
They’ve backed everyone from Mavis Staples to David Byrne. Now the women behind Lucius are seizing the limelight. As their album Good Grief is released, Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig talk cat food jingles – and the power of matching outfits
English National Opera this week opens a new production of Philip Glass’s Akhnaten, his 1983 opera about the ancient Egyptian Pharaoh. Tristram Kenton went along to watch rehearsals and capture the creation of what looks set to be a stunning production.
When our correspondent was abruptly summoned to an audience with the legendary artist in his Minneapolis studios, he had no idea what to expect. Certainly not being asked to duet on Sign o’ the Times ...
At 71, the Rolling Stones legend is proud of his cartoon image as a rock outlaw. He’s back now with his first solo album in 23 years. But some days, the wildman reputation feels like a ball and chain – he just wants to visit an art gallery or water the garden
Back in Hong Kong, where they recorded their album The Magic Whip, Damon, Graham, Alex and Dave talk about falling out and making up, the state of British pop music and why 90s Britpop was a wasted opportunity