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© 2017 Trinity Mirror Midlands
09:23, 26 OCT 2017
Practice makes perfect...in English, German or Russian
Understanding the language is key for Birmingham-born soprano Claire Wild as WNO’s autumn season at the Hippodrome starts next week.
Birmingham's Future Faces Awards shortlist unveiled
Chamber of commerce's annual awards celebrate the top professionals aged 35 and under
Glorious, heaven-sent music a 'sopranofest' says singer
As Welsh National Opera return to the Hippodrome with Richard Strauss' Der Rosenkavalier, Christopher Morley talks to Rebecca Evans about the role of Marschallin
Birmingham Hippodrome appoints new chairman
Andy Hogarth takes over the hot seat from John Crabtree who has been a trustee for 16 years
University of Birmingham
Conductor's keeping the rich tradition of choral music alive
David Wynne, new music director of Birmingham Festival Choral Society, is following in some massive footsteps. Christopher Morley talks to him about his career and future plans
Record visitors boost Birmingham's tourism economy
City welcomes all-time high as international cricket and Conservative Party Conference among events which underpin record 2016
Review: The Red Shoes at Birmingham Hippodrome
Bourne is teaching a new generation of ballet-lovers to think more closely about the plot and its relevance to stage design, the choreography and the music.
Panto favourite provides laughs at Press Club lunch
Panto favourites provided the laughter at a festive lunch organised by Birmingham Press Club
Review: Dick Whittington at Birmingham Hippodrome
Dick Whittington is a panto which looks like a re-hash of what has gone before.
Review: Kiss Me Kate by Welsh National Opera at Birmingham Hippodrome
The Welsh National Opera's production of Cole Porter's absolutely fabulous Kiss Me Kate, goes off like a rocket'.
Review: Macbeth by Welsh National Opera
Only the most blinkered opera-lovers object to an intelligent updating, but it was hard to see what new perspectives this offered.
Prejudice under microscope in Tchaikowsky's Bard opera
Tchaikowsky never lived to see his interpretation of The Merchant Of Venice see the light of day, but it’s now alive and kicking thanks to the WNO
Review: Nederlands Dans Theater at Birmingham Hippodrome
The Birmingham Dance Festival takes wing with a triple bill of modern pieces from Nederlands Dans Theater.
Review: The Devil Inside, Music Theatre Wales at Birmingham Rep
The Devil Inside makes a strong start, with a terrific plot adapted from Robert Louis Stevenson.
Birmingham city centre
Birmingham Post Power 250: Property
The ten people listed as the most influential in the West Midlands from the world of property
Birmingham Post Power 250: Culture
The ten people listed as the most influential in the West Midlands from the world of culture
Review: Mary Poppins at Birmingham Hippodrome
If you only do one thing with your kids this Easter, take them to see Mary Poppins at Birmingham Hippodrome.
Birmingham Royal Ballet
Review: Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty at Birmingham Hippodrome
Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty is back in the city and it is totally unforgettable.
Review: Aladdin at Birmingham Hippodrome
If you want deafening music, flashing lights searing your retina and a pyrotechnic display then this is your panto.
Birmingham City Council
Arts funding in Birmingham cut by 25pc
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra is among those hit after city council announced third reduction in funding since 2010
Review: The Nutcracker at Birmingham Hippodrome
Sir Peter Wright's production of Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker, now in its 25th year is the ballet of all ballets, being both magical, marvellously well designed and presented by a company which is in world class.
Review: I Puritani, Welsh National Opera at Birmingham Hippodrome
Annilese Miskimmon relocates Bellini’s I Puritani amidst the khaki paint and plastic bucket-chairs of a 1970s Ulster church hall, rendered with depressing accuracy by designer Leslie Travers.
New Hippodrome boss vows to battle for culture in Birmingham
Fiona Allan fears the city is underselling itself as she reveals vision to increase audiences
Review: Annie at Birmingham Hippodrome
As Miss Hannigan might say - let's cut to the chase. This new production of Annie is a triumph!