Category Archives: Rome, Italy

I cibi! (the food!)

And now, as promised: my favourite places to eat in Rome…! In no particular order: – Insalata Ricca: a restaurant chain, but don’t let that deter you. It is famous for their (very very big) salads (€7-10), but also do … Continue reading

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Arrivederci (per adesso) Roma!

Goodbye (for now) Rome! First of all, sorry for not having posted sooner, but the Internet connection in the hotels around here is DODGY! Which is to be expected I guess if you are only paying one euro for limitless … Continue reading

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Falstaff, Oh how I (now) love thee

This is a quick post just to mention how I have grown to enjoy Verdi’s Falstaff.  After an exciting two nights of rehearsal and performances of Falstaff, I thought I would quickly mention we are performing the entire opera for … Continue reading

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Una Notte a Vienna

Quick note to say we’re all still buzzing from a great concert last night – Starting with Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony (I was on piccolo/ottavino) followed by Mozart duets from Le Nozze di Figaro and Il Magico Flauto, and ending with … Continue reading

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Don Giovanni, L'Elisir D'Amore and more!

So we had our first chamber orchestra rehearsal last night and it was hectic! Sightreading some suites from Don Giovanni (Mozart), followed by L’Elisir D’Amore (Donizetti) and finishing with a rehearsal of Die Zauberflote (Mozart).  Everything went really well for … Continue reading

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Saluti dall'Italia! (Hello from Italy!)

Hello to everyone from Italy! I have now been in Italy for a week – visiting family in Pordenone.  I have already seen so much – Trieste, Cortina, The Dolomite mountains and driven a boat around the lake in Austria!! … Continue reading

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