RIP Dame Joan Sutherland, 1926-2010

Mourning worldwide for the one and only Dame Joan Sutherland, who has passed away aged 83.

Please enjoy this set of videos as a tribute to her: a fascinating interview from 1972. (It is a tribute to her achievements, too, that no journalist today would ever be quite as disparaging as this one is about bel canto!)

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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