Music: A Home for Poor Mozart

One chilly evening last week, while visitors in evening dress strolled the lawns of his 135-acre estate, an old gentleman in tennis shoes sat in his 700-year-old manor house and reminisced. "Once I began to inherit family properties," he said, "it was really my job to build a better world. And besides, I always had so much sympathy for poor little Mozart.''

Moved by his sympathy and a desire "to bring first-rate opera to this country,'' John Christie of Sussex founded (in 1934) the only privately owned Opera in England. Since then, Christie's little, 800-seat

Glyndebourne (rhymes with find horn) Opera has built...

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