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Verdi's 'La traviata' at Winslow Hall Opera,
impresses RODERIC DUNNETT

 

Winslow Hall Opera is the freshest company to join the roster of country house operatic venues, and its profile is growing fast.

In fact, Sir Christopher Wren's rural mansion is now on the edge of a thriving small town in Buckinghamshire, where you are as likely to encounter a street market as much as a flock of sheep — let alone fully fledged opera.

The house, which has the honour of being the only such outside the capital designed by Wren, is a superbly imposing piece of architecture, whose frontage looks not unlike his larger undertaking at Chelsea Hospital. It was bought a few years back by another Christopher, Christopher Gilmour, and his Australian-born wife Mardi...

Copyright © 25 July 2015 Roderic Dunnett,
Coventry UK

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GIUSEPPE VERDI

LA TRAVIATA

ENGLAND

QUENTIN HAYES

FRANCESCO MARIA PIAVE

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