Second prize is attendance for one person at the Divas and Scholars: History of Opera Champagne Evening on 11 June, when Sandy Burnett will be talking about Bizet's Carmen with musical excerpts provided by Sophie Goldrick accompanied by Christian Dawson.
Full details of how to enter the competition after the break.
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What was the name of Bellini's friend and early biographer, who published an edition of Bellini's letters and with whom Bellini is thought to have had a close personal, and possibly homosexual, relationship?
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