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Le Viol de Lucrèce au Grütli

Un opéra de chambre joué dans le cadre intime du Grütli. Que demander de mieux en ce flamboyant début d’automne?L’histoire est émouvante, la représentation est efficace de simplicité, le livret poétique la musique sublime ….du Britten comme on l’aime! De la belle ouvrage en somme!

A perfect stay

Yesterday was a Perfect Day… the perfect day of a perfect week!There are are several possible definitions to perfection, this one is my personal and non exhaustive interpretation.

From Liverpool to Glyndebourne

My whole UK-Man trip took place because;

I wanted to be again in Belfast
I wanted to see the tall ships (well…I thought they were the old ships but who cares!)
I wanted to go to the Giants Causeway,
I was looking for a road trip in one of my favourite regions
I WANTED TO GO BACK TO GLYNDEBOURNE.

Va Pensiero, Go Thoughts…

  Va’, pensiero, sull’ali dorate; Va, ti posa sui clivi, sui colli, ove olezzano tepide e molli l’aure dolci del suolo natal! Del Giordano le rive saluta, di Sionne le torri atterrate… Oh mia Patria sì bella e perduta! O membranza sì cara e fatal! Arpa d’or dei fatidici vati, […]

Amazing Amazonia

Amaz…ed note about an Amaz…ing city on the Amaz…on, with its variety of coexisting architecture, from the wonderful but largely dilapidated buildings which witnessed the European influence and early development of the Metropole in the Jungle to super modern infrastructure and beautifully restored buildings…in a way, Manaus IS Brazil, a bit of everything with a definite taste for exotism, european flavours and supernature!