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Love and Lies Feature

Love and Lies

Tim Ashley examines the backgrounds of Il segreto di Susanna and Iolanta, tracing the theme of secrets and lies through the two operas.

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Unchanging Nature Feature

Unchanging Nature

Food and drinks historian and author of The Vinegar Cupboard, Angela Clutton, explores the cuisine of Provence, the area that inspired L’arlesiana.

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The Vendor of Happiness Feature

The Vendor of Happiness

Robert Thicknesse looks at the life and work of Alphonse Daudet, particularly his Letters from my Windmill and later play, L’Arlésienne, which inspired Cilea’s opera.

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