More Operatic Foundations

Bedford Row, London, November 2023. I wrote the other day (in Operatic foundations: A relic of the Haymarket theatre) about the curious stones in the front garden of a law office in Bedford Row and how I think they once formed the foundation of John Vanbrugh’s...

Death in Venice

"Rehearsal of an Opera" by Marco Ricci (c. 1709). Catherine Tofts is in the foreground dressed in white. For most people, a trip to Venice involves taking a ride in a gondola, posing for photos on the Rialto bridge and eating gelato. For my husband and I, it also...