RODERIC DUNNETT journeys to Antwerp and Gent
and finds good things on offer at de Vlaamse Opera
Opera Festivals - Buxton, Longborough or Grange Park in the UK, Castleward
and Wexford in Ireland, Salzburg, Gottingen, Drottningholm and Aix-en-Provence
in continental Europe, or Glimmerglass in the USA - fill the summer and
early autumn. But where should one seek out that little extra treat during
the long winter season?
One option in the UK is to stretch your tentacles further : plan a reduced
price weekend Eurostar ticket, enjoy the smooth journey through Kent ('admiring
the fields and watching the cows', as President Mitterand mockingly put
it) and make a beeline for France or Belgium.
Copyright © 3 October 2000
Roderic Dunnett, Coventry, UK
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