Back from Harvard where I went to the wonderful Veritas Forum with Michael Sandel and
Jean Bethke Elshtain - very eloquently agreeing with each other that religion had an important place in the public square.
Went with my mother to The Barber of Seville at the ENO. Sadly both Andrew Kennedy and Lucy Crowe were indisposed, so their roles as Almaviva and Rosina were taken by Tyler Clarke (up and coming) and the excellent Ilona Domnich, who was already due to sing the role on the 15th. It's a fine production well performed - Benedict Nelson was an excellent Figaro, Andrew Shore a very fine comic Bartolo and David Soar as Don Basilo played a relatively minor part with great verve and aplomb.
An enormous amount going on - sadly un-bloggable and it was a very busy Mothers Day today.