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News, Reviews and Divertissements

  • COVID-19 Update

    The present international confusion surrounding 'travel corridors', 'on-and-off qurantines', 'erratic testing' and other shades of chaos, leads us to the conclusion that there is little likelihood of anybody feeling confident enough to embark on a relaxing and stress-free opera holiday anytime soon! We shall continuie to monitor news from opera houses around the world and our website will be updated from time to time. It is our fervent hope that by the early part of 2021 a safe & proven va

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  • Concert for the Biocene

    On the 22nd of June the 'Concert for the Biocene' was broadcast by streaming, in which the UceLi Quartet performed Puccini's 'Crisantemi' from Barcelona's Teatro de Liceu...for an audience of 2,292 plants. What seems like a slightly bizarre idea to begin with, is actually very beautiful. The music and imagery reminding us of the early days of the lockdown, as the natural world flowed into the places deserted by humans. The plants were subsequently delivered to 2,292 health professionals, speci

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  • Making a Virtue of Neccessity

    Although we cannot visit the Wexford Festival in person this October, the spirit which enabled a small provincial town to create a world-renowned opera festival will prevail. Under the guidance of Wexford Festival Opera’s Artistic Director, ROSETTA CUCCHI, for this year only, Wexford Festival Opera will present to a reimagined, online-streamed Festiva. ‘Waiting for Shakespeare …The Festival in the air’ will run for eight consecutive days, from Sunday, 11 October until

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