Posted: 27/02/2014 at 07:41
Artjak - I love opera too and Early Music, and 20th century English music and all sorts of what some people would call 'Classical'. I used to work at an Arts Centre which specialised in presenting Early and Contemporary English music - a wonderful place to work!
I had the most wonderful experience last summer, watching Peter Grimes performed live on the beach at Aldeburgh as part of the Britten Centenary (even if sitting on the shingle all evening did absolutely kill my back !)
And for those people who say they like Mozart but don't like opera - go and see The Magic Flute!!!! A wonderful introduction to Mozart's operas containing all the things that people love about his music, plus humour, romance and spectacle - brilliant!