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By Dave Snowden  ·  December 17, 2013  ·  Opera & Theatre

Yesterday was entirely encompassed by travel starting with an early morning flight from Seattle to New York and ending with an overnight to London after a six hour layover.   The security line at Seattle was briefly held up when the TSA official decided to engage me in a conversation about weight loss, having looked at my passport photograph and then at me.  She then moved on to chat about her time in London to the frustration of those behind me.  It was a very human interaction and I had a bounce in my step as a result.

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The Wasp Factory

By Dave Snowden  ·  October 6, 2013  ·  Opera & Theatre

Yesterday was an interesting if packed day.  I landed from Ohio by way of New York had a quick shower in arrivals then up to Oxford for a meeting on our new approach to scenario planning.  More on that mid week and a chance to take part in an experiment on the privacy issue next weekend. Then to the Oxford station car park and a train to London to meet daughter for a meal followed by Ben Frost's production of The Wasp Factory in the Linbury Studio Theatre at the Royal Opera 2013.  Then back to Oxford and an hours drive home arriving...

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Understood through love

By Dave Snowden  ·  May 26, 2013  ·  Opera & Theatre

For those who don't know (and shame on you if you didn't) we have just seen the bicentenary of Wagner's birth.  Now I do my best to manage travel around the World to match my two great aesthetic passions namely Welsh Rugby and Wagnerian Opera.  I saw the full Ring Cycle this year in Berlin and will be there for the Seattle performance later this year.  Before that we had San Francisco, London & New York.   San Francisco by the way was the best of those although Belin comes close.  To attend any of the mature operas is to engage in...

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