The language of Greek myth and baroque opera has become the vernacular of modern family life in 21st-century Britain. The music for her role was composed by the show’s co-music director, Jasdeep Singh Degun, in the Hindustani style of northern India. ‘A meeting of the waters’: Shahbaz Hussain on tabla, RN Prakash on ghatam, Mark Wagstaff on percussion, Sergio Bucheli on theorbo, Jasdeep Singh Degun on sitar and Andrew Long on violin. © Tristram KentonBoth Degun and the baroque authority Laurence Cummings are called music director. A quick hurray for the appointment of Jakub Hrůša, announced last week as incoming music director at the Royal Opera House, succeeding Antonio Pappano from September 2025.
Dan Walker in a school photo from 1982, and recreating the image in 2022 Dan Walker in 1982 and 2022. Archive photograph: courtesy of Dan WalkerBorn in Crawley in 1977, Dan Walker is one of the UK’s most prominent TV sports journalists and anchors. I don’t think I missed a single day. Nothing beats that moment when I hear the words, “Please welcome to the stage Dan Walker,” over a loudspeaker. The director said: “Dan, I’ve not worked with you before, but I’ve heard good things.1 month ago The Guardian
Facing up to Patrick Cummins, Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood would be an intimidating option for any Test opener, but Allen took on all of them within the first three overs. After facing 13 of the 18 balls bowled, he had 35 runs and New Zealand had 46. Another monster straight hit off Marcus Stoinis took Allen to 42 from 16 balls by the time Hazlewood hit his stumps. He currently scores at 166.99 per hundred balls in T20 Internationals, and 171.57 across all T20 cricket. He is the most consistently fast scorer in the world, and has the chance to carry New Zealand a long way in the tournament.1 month ago The Guardian
They host Wigan Athletic this afternoon, while Blackburn Rovers, joint top but behind QPR on goal difference, welcome Birmingham City to Ewood Park. It’s 1-1 at Bloomfield Road at half-time after Preston’s Ben Whiteman cancelled out Jerry Yates’s opener for Blackpool. Today’s Championship fixtures Blackpool 1-1 Preston (latest)Blackburn Rovers v Birmingham CityMiddlesbrough v Huddersfield TownMillwall v West BromQPR v WiganReading v Bristol CityRotherham United v Hull CitySheffield United v Norwich CityStoke City v Coventry CitySunderland v BurnleyView the Championship table Jerry Yates (No9) of Blackpool put his side ahead at Bloomfield Road. View the Premier League table Liverpool’s Mo Salah suffered a back injury towards the end of the first half at the City Ground but was passed fit to continue. We should not be naive about this.” Paul MacInnes reports … ‘Matter of time’: experts warn of risks to referees amid epidemic of abuse Read more1 month ago The Guardian
Scottish football witnessed major VAR controversy in the system’s second game in use as Celtic edged a seven-goal thriller at Tynecastle. Hearts substitute Lawrence Shankland hit a hat-trick but was upstaged by the cinch Premiership leaders, who secured a 4-3 victory thanks to Greg Taylor’s 76th-minute winner. Moments later Celtic appealed for a penalty when the ball hit Michael Smith’s arm in the box after being flicked up by Forrest. Walsh gave Hearts’ second penalty immediately after Devlin beat Moritz Jenz to a cross. Abada was denied by Gordon and then the offside flag as Celtic saw out the dramatic win without any more scares.1 month ago The Guardian
The England international scored the opener and helped create the second for Anthony Gordon as Everton recorded their biggest win of the season. His first touch took him away from a tumbling Marc Guéhi and created space for a precise, low finish beyond Vicente Guaita in the Palace goal. Everton brought themselves the comfort of a second goal after a fine counter-attack started by Calvert-Lewin’s lay-off to Iwobi. Gordon and Calvert-Lewin departed to standing ovations before substitute McNeil polished victory with a delightful third. The summer signing darted away from two tired challenges on the left and released Iwobi inside the area.1 month ago The Guardian
Burnley staged an incredible second-half comeback with three goals inside 19 minutes to beat Sunderland 4-2 at the Stadium of Light. The hosts made an impressive start, securing a 2-0 lead through quickfire goals from Amad Diallo and Dan Neil inside the opening 20 minutes. But with Sunderland hoping for only their second win in seven games, Burnley showed their promotion credentials by turning things around after the break. Reading ended a run of three successive league defeats with a hard-earned 2-0 victory over Bristol City at the SCL Stadium. Coventry’s revival continued as they secured a third successive victory with a 2-0 win at Stoke.1 month ago The Guardian
Sexual abuse and violence at the hands of adults (men and women) was rife. Yet as Sodha so astutely identifies, then as now, child abuse and cruelty simultaneously seem to be everywhere but nowhere: indifference, silence and blame by adults and abusers. Nobody, not then, not now, ever wanted to know, so one quickly learns to stop talking altogether. It’s often hard to shut these experiences out, let alone try to communicate them, even if someone was willing to listen. The public health community is united in the need for measures to make e-cigarettes less available and appealing to children.1 month ago The Guardian