production of Don Pasquale at the NCPA. This had the rather delicious conceit of making Dr Malatesta into a Groucho Marx figure and having a mute Harpo (right in the photo) coming on a making mischief, with the Doctor's cousin as Chico. Norina (Rosa Feola), Pasquale (Carlo Lepore) and Malatesta (Allesando Luongo) were excellent. The following evening I went to a piano recital about which the less said the better!
Wang Bingbing is at the start of her career and living in Milan. Liao Chanyong is terrific - Warren says he is the best in China which I can well believe.
The Guanzhou Symphony Orchestra with their excellent female conductor Jing Huan will be touring the UK next year - well worth catching.