Sometimes I smegging hate myself.
In about a fortnight, it's off to Luxembourg for the final performance in this season's run of Il Sant'Alessio, a trip I initially arranged for in July of last year. The idea had been to just nip off all on my oddy knocky, but the France 3 webcast of one of the performances in Caen prompted a gentleman of my acquaintance to insist he accompany me. I have to confess I'm not entirely sure what to make of this, but as it seems to imply that he's either really into hard-core baroque opera, or he's really into me, I suppose it's a win-win situation all round. Also, he's agreed to drive us both to Brussels the week after, for a Jaroussky recital with Artaserse and Nuria Rial, whom I don't know yet.
One more thing: why is it that I do not tend to find out about releases until several months afterwards? Jes - did you know about this?