Why put up a stage in a conference centre for a gig in Nature’s amphitheatre…. I give you the Sounds of the Dolomites in Trentino.
Italy has long embraced its vistas to stage dramas, music and massacres from the days of Julius Caesar and before.
And it is a tradition that has been revived and thrived over the last 25 years with the Sounds of the Dolomites in Trentino.
The Sounds of the Dolomites is a celebration of classical and jazz music which has become a fixture in the calendar.
This year Maria Brunello, artistic director of the festival, put on a live performance for us from Trentino.
While we had to make do with the confines of our offices, albeit with souvenirs of past travels all around us.
Opera is a pleasure we all should enjoy when we visit Italy and is definitely the preserve there of the well-to-do.
Your toe-tapping Travel Editor of the Year enjoyed the dulcet sounds of an orchestra as we ate al fresco at a black tie event in Padova.
I just about cobbled together an outfit from my rucksack that fitted the bill after spending the afternoon AWOL in Venice
My old friend Dragon who was with our party wasn’t so forward-thinking and turned up in a pair of boardies.