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MUSICAL INTERLUDE


MUSIC FOR THE FESTIVE SEASON


Handel and Hendrix as neighbours? It’s true! So, too, are the great opportunities in the coming months to hear the superb mezzo Cecilia Bartoli, we also have a quip from Sir Thomas Beecham, where to hear Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, and sublime waltzes from the Strauss family at the Musikverein in Vienna. By Charles Ford


there are still many great cultural choices. For example, if you’re heading for the French Riviera, in Monaco (which


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Somerset Maugham once described as ‘a sunny place for shady people’) the wonderful mezzo-soprano, Cecilia Bartoli, is the star performer of


he capital cities of the world always present a spectacular array of concerts, opera and ballet, especially during the period of Christmas and New Year. But if you’re heading away for a break,


music by Handel and his contemporaries (or more accurately, his rivals) in a gala performance to be given at the Opéra de Monte-Carlo, Salle Garnier, with the Orchestra La Scintilla, on December 21. This superbly intimate opera house—exclusive, as you might guess—


seats only around 530 people, and is an exact miniature replica of the mighty Paris Opera House. It was inaugurated on January 25, 1879 in a performance given by Sarah Bernhardt dressed in her customary fashion


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