Music: Country House Opera

Since the Nazis took control of Austria's music, leaving the future of Austria's famed Salzburg Festival in doubt, the air from Hollywood to Paris has resounded with projects for new "Salzburgs" outside Greater Germany. While most of these projects have been evaporating in talk, certain features of the Salzburg idea have quietly come into being at Glyndebourne, an old Tudor manor in the midst of England's hilly South Downs, 60 miles from London. Glyndebourne, content to remain in character, has not proclaimed itself the "Salzburg of England." But responsible critics have acclaimed the...

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