Opera

Record culture budget approved by German parliament

The budget for 2021 allocates funding to preserve Berlin museum buildings, renovate the Bayreuth Festival theatre, boost provenance research and grant free admission to the Jewish Museum Berlin

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Opera as art: the rise of the artist as impresario

Marina Abramovic's opera The Seven Deaths of Maria Callas, which opened to a socially distanced audience in Munich last week, is the latest in a long history of artistic explorations of the art form

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What Kanye West got wrong so far in his Nebuchadnezzar opera

The image used in Ye's tweet is actually thought to depict Darius the Great. But why celebrate Nebuchadnezzar anyway?

Puccini gets political: Ai Weiwei to direct opera in Rome about Hong Kong crisis

The Chinese artist will also design the sets and costumes for the production at the Teatro dell'Opera next year

Lithuania gets the coveted Golden Lion for best national pavilion in Venice

Arthur Jafa’s work The White Album is also recognised by the Biennale jury

In pictures: Wolfgang Tillmans's set design for the English National Opera

The Turner prize winner unveils a sculptural piece and projections during the War Requiem oratorio

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Wolfgang Tillmans turns set designer, creating the backdrop for a Benjamin Britten production at English National Opera

The Turner prize winner will unveil a sculptural piece and projections during the War Requiem oratorio

In pictures: Bayreuth's Margravial Opera House reopens to the public

The Unesco World Heritage Site had been closed for restoration since 2012

Marina Abramovic turns Seven Deaths project into an opera to debut in Munich in 2020

Artist will direct the production, which was originally conceived as a cinematic tribute to her lifelong hero Maria Callas

Deh vieni, non tardar: opera for all at the V&A

London museum and Royal Opera House bring the elite musical form to the masses

Interview with Bill Viola on new work Love/Death: Video is "about really seeing, not just stopping at the surface"

This month, the US artist is unveiling an ambitious new project in London based on his re-working of a Wagner opera

Divine Dalì's opera on birth, death, and Catherine the Great in her underwear

Opera conceived by Salvador Dalì in 1927 recorded in 1974, is released on CD