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Porgy and Bess at the ENO | Review

Last updated on March 16th, 2019London, why on earth did it take your opera houses so long to stage Porgy and Bess?  Thank goodness the English National Opera has corrected this cultural misdemeanour by staging the opera’s first major outing since the 1980s. It’s a sensory feast all round, perfect for opera lovers and novices…

Wallace Collection

Wallace Collection – A National Treasure

Last updated on December 28th, 2023Tucked behind the Selfridges department store in Marylebone is the Wallace Collection, one of my favourite London haunts. It’s an eighteenth-century city pile with a jaw-dropping art collection and a 500-strong furniture depository which would make Marie Antoinette feel perfectly at home. It’s a sea of crimson red, rococo gold,…

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