“ The world of wine is long overdue for this (deeply affectionate) poke in the eye. Original, witty, immensely stylish and gently debauched. Loved it”.
Adam Brett Smith, Managing Director, Corney and Barrow (SPONSOR)
‘A delightful divertissement, artfully staged, wittily characterised and full-bloodedly performed…’
Dominic Dromgoole, Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe
“This first performance of a new opera in the Great Rooms here at Christie’s was simply first-class in every way. The music and the libretto inspired by the diaries of Michael Broadbent and the singing were all superbly executed in the most fitting of settings which witnessed so many of Michael’s most triumphant sales."
Charles Cator Deputy Chairman, Christie’s International
"Well, I'll be damned! That strange idea of yours turned out to be a great success. Enormously witty, with composer's and librettist's brilliance much appreciated; and backed up by some equally brilliant acting ....Sorry you couldn't come to see your mad idea come to such a delightful fruition."
Wine critic Michael Broadbent