Opera & Ballet: The Odd Couple

I have a piece in today’s Independent about how opera and ballet are engaging in a burgeoning rapprochement…starting with the Covent Garden loos. http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/classical/features/ballet-and-opera–the-odd-couple-1823711.html.

More Friday treats on the way here on JDCMB, later today.

An autumn note

“For many, the end of this uneasy year cannot come quickly enough”

An ordinary killing

Ian Cobain’s book uses the killing of Millar McAllister to paint a meticulous portrait of the Troubles

Greater—not wiser

John Mullan elucidates the genius of Charles Dickens