James Joyce in Trieste

With James Joyce in Trieste. Joyce lived in Trieste for many of the years between 1904 – 1920, working for some of the time as an English teacher at the Berlitz language school. Whilst in Trieste he wrote most of the stories in ‘Dubliners,’ as well as ‘A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man’.


Bartok in Florence

Great weekend in Florence for a Bartok double bill. Sublime performances of both the ballet ‘The Miraculous Mandarin’ and the opera ‘Bluebeard’s Castle’ at the Teatro Comunale.

This was a joint production with Japan’s ‘Saito Kinen Festival’ and the combination of the sometimes acrobatic dance techniques from the Noism Dance Company with Maggio Dance made this a real spectacle.