Patrick, my eldest, is "guest programmer" for the Lisbon opera for this season and this will be his first new production - a brave choice I thought! I will be at the pre-dress this afternoon and the final dress rehearsal tomorrow. I will report......!
Meanwhile on arriving yesterday evening we were joined for dinner by George Souglides and David Bates. George designed the COT Flowering Tree in Chicago back in 2008, and is here for a revival of that production next month. David is conducting the Iphigénie.
If any of you are coming to Lisbon you can do no better for quality and value than Brown's - there are three of them and I am at the one they call Boutique!
I am now off for a survey of this beautiful city which I first visited in 1963 - and I have been back here only one since some 18 years ago.