Opera Brava are a small company who specialise in pared down performances; accompanied simply by a pianist they manage to distil the essence of grand opera into exquisite miniatures. Their performance was punctuated by Tawny Owl calls lending a fittingly sad note to Puccini’s tragic tale of love and loss in Bohemian Paris. Cynics say that plots like La Boheme have about as much depth as
The following morning, replete with culture and Peter Guest’s excellent Watergate Lodge breakfast, we headed to the
Opera and gardening: not to everyone’s taste – but this was our weekend and we loved it.