Street Scene review – full justice for murder in Manhattan. Grand, LeedsOpera North’s striking production of Kurt Weill’s opera is beautifully achieved with moments of dramatic fire
Grit Orchestra/Celtic connections review – filmic fusion from an 80-strong band. Royal Concert Hall; City Halls, GlasgowGreg Lawson’s boisterous ensemble celebrate freedom and the Declaration of Arbroath while US duo Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn add festive moonshine
Neneh Cherry: ‘Rap is a kind of freedom’. Thirty years after her debut, the singer recalls how hip-hop broke the mould for British women - and we chart the rappers that followed in her path, from Cookie Crew to Cassie Rytz
Ted Sarandos was speaking hours after the royal couple announced they were stepping away from the monarchy.
Home Listening: Rhian Samuel, Chineke! Orchestra and Beethoven UnleashedWelsh composer Rhian Samuel features on two fine new discs; six composers impress on Chineke!’s latest; and Beethoven’s epic 1808 concert revisited
The 53-year-old former England footballer revealed contestants have to wear balaclavas backstage to ensure their identity doesn’t get out.
Billie Eilish: the candid, self-aware voice of a generation takes on 007The 18-year-old is the youngest person to sing a Bond theme – but she has handled a year of supernova fame with a maturity beyond her years
Julian Lloyd Webber: I’ll quit top music job over arts cash cutsPrincipal of acclaimed Birmingham conservatoire warns of London bias in culture funding