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Something unusually sensible

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This makes excellent reading. Sample:

The best argument to use with opera traditionalists who argue that productions should be done the one “faithful” way and no other way?

Liz Taylor and Richard Burton filmed Cleopatra in a faithful way and everything about it screams the sixties. Faithfulness is a fabrication.

Le Siècle des Lumières

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The Holburne Museum, Bath, Thursday July 18 2013

Ian Peter Bugeja: Conductor/Fortepiano. Colin Scobie: leader. Nicola Said: soprano. Clare Ghigo: mezzo-soprano. Cenk Karaferya: countertenor. Les Bougies Baroques.
Mozart: Serenade N° 13 for strings in G major, Eine Kleine Nachtmusik [K. 525]Mozart: ‘Se l'augellin sen fugge' from La Finta Giardiniera [K. 196]Gluck: ‘Che farò senza Euridice?' from Orfeo ed EuridiceHaydn: Symphony N° 26, Lamentatione [Hob. 1/26]Azopardi: Overture in D major [Ed. Bertil van Boer]Mozart: ‘Dal tuo gentil sembiante' from Ascanio in Alba [K. 111]Mozart: ‘Al mio ben mi veggio avanti' from Ascanio in Alba [K. 111]Gluck: 'Nel mirar solo i sembianti' and ‘Di lor ciglia un lampo' (Duet and finale) from Il Parnaso ConfusoHaydn: Keyboard Concerto N° 11 in D major for fortepiano and orchestra [Hob. XVIII/11]. I see, on its website, that the Holburne Museum is "in partnership with Bath Spa University." Just as McDonald's has …