So we've settled in to the Hotel Wolf-Dietrich and already made a visit to the Cafe Bazaar for lunch, a trip to Schubert to stock up on shirts (for some unknown reason the neck size on my older dress shirts has shrunk!) and sample the wares at Enoteca Settemila very pleasant little wine bar on the much rejuvenated Bergstrasse. After the rather filling fare at Bazaar we had decided that a lighter meal would be in order for the evening and owner Rafalel suggested a few local wines that would go with the Tuscan meats, cheeses and bruschetta that his partner (business and life) Nina had prepared. Food, wine and conversation flowed and we solved not a few world problems before heading back for a good night's sleep.
|Juan discovers that there is more to Salzburg than Mozart and Music - there's Sweets and Shopping!|
The Festspeile begins in earnest today as did sightseeing (yes I know we've been here countless times but there is always something new to see) and some serious shopping. On returning from lunch I received an e-mail from the good people at the Box Office advising that due to illness Elina Garanča, Krassimira Stoyanova and Piotr Beczala had all cancelled their appearances for Sunday's Stabat Mater. However Sonia Ganassi, Maria Agresta and Lawrence Brownlee had all agreed to step in. That's not bad "step-ins" as step-ins go!
|La Ceci to Joelle,Laurent and Willym: All together now - I'm forever blowing bubbles!|
Tonight its my favourite Rossini opera La Cenerentola with our Cecilia, Javier Camarena and Nicola Alaimo. So its time to tidy up, put on that Tiroler pink tie that I don't have the nerve to wear anyplace else and head to the Haus für Mozart.
June 5 - 1956: Elvis Presley introduces his new single, "Hound Dog", on The Milton Berle Show, scandalizing the audience with his suggestive hip movements.