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A feline Brontë

By BrontëBlog on Dec 1, 2016 in: Books, Music, Opera

Let's begin this by congratulating our friends at Ponden Hall. As Keighley News reports,The Dorset Cereals B&B Award has gone to Ponden Hall, and was presented at a ceremony last month. (Nov) [...]It was one of just five such enterprises to recei...

Vinyl Divas is a comprehensive collection of vintage classical music divas, and it ranges from the sublime to the ridiculous to the sublimely ridiculous. Includes lists by artist name, collection based on themes, and even vanity albums by self-publis...

The Spectator comments on 'Two terrific new operas – without an afterlife', one of which is John Joubert's Jane Eyre.John Joubert’s opera Jane Eyre has had an altogether unhappier time of it — so far, anyway. Completed in 1997, it has only now...

When you include the word "trust" in your internet company's name, you're under more pressure than most to respect the privacy of your customers... and one firm is learning that lesson the hard way. Web of Trust Services' brows...

Francine Prose publishes a nice article in the New York Review of Books about the Morgan Library exhibition Charlotte Brontë. An Independent Will:What the Brontës MadeEven those who think they know all there is to know about the Brontë family...

The Telegraph reviews John Joubert's Jane Eyre opera and gives it 4 out of 5 stars.Recorded live at this world premiere concert performance by the English Symphony Orchestra in Birmingham, it is proof again of Joubert’s distinctive voice, and a rem...

The Guardian reviews the premiere of John Joubert's Jane Eyre opera and gives it 3 stars out of 5.It’s hard to imagine Jane Eyre working convincingly on stage – the size of the cast, with 16 named roles, most only appearing in a single scene, isn...