I am off to San Marino this morning for my jury service with the Renata Tebaldi competition. I am flying to Bologna, having lunch with my old friend Valerio Tura, then a car, kindly sent by the Renata Tebaldi Foundation, should get me to San Marino by 5pm.
Gerard Mortier was to have been our jury president. Alas he has had to drop out because of illness - but we are fortunate to have Serge Dorny to replace him - a fine choice and great good fortune that he is available.
There will be much news from there in the coming days.