Opera: Passion, Power and Politics


I was lucky enough to go to the press launch of the new exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum today – it’s called Opera: Passion, Power and Politics and officially opens this Saturday 30th September. The way the exhibition is structured is around 7 different operas and 7 cities, and the relationship between each – so, absolutely perfect for this blog about music and travel. I don’t think I can claim this is a review but I can share some thoughts about my visit. Continue reading


Monteverdi at St Mark’s


When I visited Venice in 2013, San Marco was fronted with scaffolding and most of the square and surrounding streets were flooded – not exactly a recipe for success (except for the vendors selling waterproof booties). Continue reading