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Plums and turkeys: a musical voyage around 2016

Most people I know cannot wait to see the back of 2016. But in the year in which Brexit, Trump and the Grim Reaper were the big winners, I admit to having had a terrific twelve months. A whirl of … Continue reading

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Old wine, new bottles: vintage season unveiled at the ROH

Recently, I’ve enviously devoured new season announcements flooding in from various opera companies around the globe. Adding events to Bachtrack keeps me abreast of all the wonderful things in store. In February, the Opéra de Paris unveiled a seriously tempting … Continue reading

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Surveillance programme

Once you enter the opera house or concert hall, what’s the first thing you do? Collect your ticket from the box office? Deposit your coat into the cloakroom? I wouldn’t mind betting that you then dutifully queue to purchase a … Continue reading

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Bogotá es Mozart: Colombia gives an object lesson to the rest of the world

Picture the scene: Easter Saturday afternoon in Bogotá and outside the Iglesia de la Inmaculada Concepción de Suba, the locals queued not just down the block, but down the next four streets. No, it wasn’t a religious service, which would … Continue reading

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