Sunday, 1 July 2012

Lucia in the Park


This evening the cultural level moved up somewhat as we attended a production of Lucia di Lammermoor. This was at the kind invitaton of Mei Sim Lai, the Master of the World Traders Company. An Opera Holland Park production in Holland Park we had no idea what to expect, and certainly did not expect a "picnic" followed by a stunning performance. While it was true to say that it was under canvass, it was attached to the ruins of Holland House and made a most impressive theatrical space. A cast of 40 and an orchestra of 44, including a Glass Harmonica (think wine glasses) created a magnificent rendition of this Scottish Opera writen and performed in Italian. This coupled with the hospitality and fellowship of our hosts made this one of the artistic highlights of our year.

John Flynn
Master Marketor

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