Clare and myself with the Burj Al Arab as backdropSaturday evening we attended “A Night at the Opera” where a performing company, Opera UK gave us something like 20 opera highlights (Nessun Dorma was the close). It was more accessible opera than a chocolate box “Opera Greatest Hits”. Well done and we enjoyed it, although I doubt we shall be attending any full performances in the near future. Clare said that the English National Opera sings only in English, which would obviously help.
Talking of slow, veering to retrograde progress, I see that the Vatican now has a news website in Latin (Sancta Sedes). There is a part of me which secretly applauds this – the part which genuinely admires millennia-old authoritarian secret societies I guess.