Monthly Archives: July 2011

Albi, France

In the delightful medieval town of Albi, birthplace of Toulouse-Lautrec, with its magnificent brick-built cathedral. Advertisements

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Hesperion XXI

At the Abbaye de Fontfroide, Narbonne, for a concert of music from Istanbul by the excellent Jordi Savall and Hesperion XXI.

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A Postcard from the Canal du Midi

Walking at the World Heritage Site of the Canal du Midi at Le Somail in the Languedoc.

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‘The Nose’ at the Aix-en-Provence Festival

The William Kentridge production of the Shostakovich opera ‘The Nose’ at the Aix-en-Provence Festival was absolutely fantastic – the highlight of the year so far.

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Provence, France

A very hot trip (35° is too hot for me!) to Provence, starting in Arles, with its wonderful Amphitheatre and the Van Gogh bridge, followed by the extremely impressive Palais des Papes in Avignon.

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Cosi Fan Tutte in Toulouse

In Toulouse for a night at the opera. An excellent production of Mozart’s ‘Cosi Fan Tutte’ at the extremely impressive Theatre du Capitole.

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