News, Reviews and Divertissements

  • COVID-19 Update No. 8 :

    UPDATE No. 8 Little change from last week. Still no word from our contacts on the ground in Verona. Clearly much thought is being given by national and local government, the festival management as to the pressing practicalities surrounding perception and safety to artists, musicians and audiences: 14,000 [give or take] nearly every night from mid-June to mid-August! Also, nothing further, yet, from the box office at Torre del Lago about the 2020 Puccini festival. Bregenzer Festspiele [22

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  • Free to view Opera from The New York Met

    Alongside their Opera on Demand streaming service, a daily, different, full length opera from their extraordinary archive is available for FREE streaming on the Met website. Each performance available for a period of 23 hours, from 7:30 p.m. EDT (00.30 a.m BST) Performances in coming days include;Monday May 4th: Le Nozze de Figaro by MozartTuesday May 5th: Hamlet by Ambroise ThomasWednesday May 6th: L’Amour de Loin by Kaija SaariahoThursday May 7th: Capricciosa by StraussFriday May 8

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  • Sleeping Florence

    Watching this mesmerizing drone footage of the empty streets and piazzas of Florence, filmed during the Coronavirus isolation measures, gives one uniquely uninterrupted views of the city's ancient buildings. But despite the red roofs and blue skies, without the bustle and energy of its population and visitors, a lot of colour is somehow missing. At the time of writing, we are very much looking forward our December tour,

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