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Christopher in The Lady’s ‘Favourite Things’ Pictures from Christopher's latest Poznan appearance
March 16, 2009

donkeys.jpg Ahead of his Royal Opera House run of Purcell's Dido and Aeneas and Handel's Acis and Galatea — a double-bill of anniversary-year composers that also pairs The Royal Opera with The Royal Ballet — this week's edition of The Lady features an interview with Christopher in its column 'Favourite Things'.

While also making room for some of his least favourite things – background music and needlessly 'updated' opera productions – the article takes in Christopher's diverse tastes as a musician ('far beyond the baroque') and as a collector: 30,000 books; 3,000 coffee cans.

The article (by David Gillard, from The Lady, March 17-23) appears below. Apologies, on behalf of the publication, to Christopher’s donkey Rabanne, mother of Paco, for the misspelling of her name.