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New York

She and her husband joined guests at an exclusive screening of Rolling Stones rocker Keith Richards’s bio-documentary at New York’s Museum of Modern Art in New York. And on Monday Helen Mirren and Taylor Hackford went for a very different type of musical experience at the Metropolitan Opera’s season opening night of Verdi’s Otello at the city’s Lincoln Center. The 70-year-old, looking much younger than her age as always, slipped into a colourful ankle-length frock decorated with a print of children’s drawings of red flowers, white houses, rainbows and blue skies. The Dolce And Gabbana dress featured a round neck, long sleeves and a fitted bodice with a full skirt that billowed out beautifully. The Brit, whose platinum blonde hair was cut into a short bob, teamed her frock with white high-heeled pumps and a black handbag. The Queen actress smiled as she cuddled up to her husband of nearly 20 years, Officer And A Gentleman director Taylor. The 70-year-old looked dapper in a black three-piece suit, crisp white shirt, black skinny tie and shiny black shoes. His salt and pepper-colour hair was slicked back and his white beard and moustache was neatly cut. Inspired by Shakespeare’s Othello and directed by Bartlett Sher, the opera follows the Moor’s dramatic downfall with tenor Aleksandrs Antonenko as the doomed Otello. The 70-year-old looked dapper in a black three-piece suit, crisp white shirt, black skinny tie and shiny black shoes. His salt and pepper-colour hair was slicked back and his white beard and moustache was neatly cut. Inspired by Shakespeare’s Othello and directed by Bartlett Sher, the opera follows the Moor’s dramatic downfall with tenor Aleksandrs Antonenko as the doomed Otello.