Brava at FountainsBMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7416.689-a (Published 18 September 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:689
- James Owen Drife, professor of obstetrics and gynaecology
In August, during the heatwave, we went to our first open air opera. We had no idea what to expect. We had heard about Aida at Verona but this was La Bohème in Yorkshire. Would we be convinced that Mimi's tiny hand was frozen?
Fountains Abbey is a long way from a Parisian garret, but the opera's underlying theme, tuberculosis, was closer to home. In Haworth, a few miles away, Patrick Brontë had lost three of his …