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Michael Tanner’s Glyndebourne experience is ruined by the traffic

3 August 2013

9:00 AM

3 August 2013

9:00 AM

Hippolyte et Aricie

Glyndebourne, in rep until 18 August

What could be more delightful than going to Gyndebourne with someone who has never been before, arriving in time for a Figaro or Ha-Ha Tea at the Mildmay Hall, taking a stroll round the grounds, which incidentally have been considerably changed this year, and for the better (though the slightly alarming jungle near the opera house is still thriving in its sinister way), then going in for the first half of the opera, suitable exclamations from the newgoer about how enchanting it is, what wonderful sightlines, perfect temperature, and so forth, then in the long interval going to the Nether...

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