An Iliad, Homer’s Coat The Opera House, until March 14 Like the Ancient Mariner, the Poet who tells the story of the Trojan War is driven to tell it but, unlike the Mariner, he finds no solace or forgiveness for the sins of man. “Every time I sing this song”, he says, “I hope it’s the last time.” But we know all too well from just the first 14 years of this century, as well as the litany of wars from ancient Troy to modern Afghanistan, that when the Poet recites towards the end of An Iliad it wont be the last time he tells it.
Sol3Mio Michael Fowler Centre, 8 March If it’s possible to become the biggest act in the country quietly, opera trio Sol3 Mio have done just that with a huge audience for their classical crossover. Their self-titled debut album, released in November, has outsold Lorde on its way to going sextuple platinum.
Superstar Beyonce has added a third show to her New Zealand tour in October. She will now perform on Thursday, October 17, Friday, October 18 and Saturday, October 19 at Auckland’s Vector Arena
Superstar Beyonce has added a second show to her New Zealand tour in October. She will now perform on Friday, October 18 and Saturday, October 19 at Auckland’s Vector Arena.
Character actor Richard LeParmentier, who as a young Death Star commander learned the hard way that Darth Vader brooks no disrespect, died Tuesday. He was 66
So the people shouted when the priests blew the trumpets. And it happened when the people heard the sound of the trumpet, and the people shouted with a great shout, that the wall fell down flat
IT is difficult to speak adequately or justly of London,” wrote Henry James in 1881.
Daedalus warned his son Icarus not to fly too high, or the sun would melt his waxen wings. But the boy, intoxicated with flight, soared above his cautious father.
ROME has spoken,” runs an ancient proverb of the Roman Catholic Church. “The case is closed.” No longer true.
The Year of Our Lord 1962 was a year of American resolve, Russian orbiting, European union and Chinese war. In a tense yet hope-filled time, these were the events that dominated conversation and invited history’s scrutiny