Sunday July 7th.
We completed our opera journey with two nights at the most famous country house opera of them all, Glyndebourne. Set in the rolling Sussex Downs the highest class of opera has been performed here since 1933.
On successive nights we saw Falstaff by Verdi and Ariadne auf Naxos by Richard Strauss both outstandingly performed.
In the long interval we had picnics on the lawn, somewhat of a trial on the first night as a sea mist enveloped Glyndebourne, the temperature was about 12 degrees and a strong cold northerly wind was blowing. It was hard to maintain the appearance of enjoyment under these circumstances but the English managed it.
The second night, Friday, was a beautiful evening and dining on the lawn between two acts of sublime music was as near to heaven as one can get.
On Monday July 8th. we return yet again to Palma and, all being well, take possession of our floating home.