I was delighted to hear yesterday that my great-niece Charlotte was one of the young people chosen from a field of many hundreds to be a Royal Opera House Student Ambassador. She is in this group above, proudly lined up in the ROH after the announcement of the appointments earlier this month. I only heard about this from my brother-in-law, her grandfather, yesterday evening.
She is an undergraduate at the University of York which has a superb music department. She is in love with opera - must be the genes! Anyway I am delighted and proud of her. She is a singer and a violinist - just like her great-uncle at the same age........but better!