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Ai Weiwei

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

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Venice Biennale 2019

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

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Books

Scenography in contemporary Scandinavian opera and theatre take centre stage in new book

Lars-Ake Thessman on his set- and costume-designs

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Opera

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

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Artists

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

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Exhibitions

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