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The Queen of Spades

Wikipedia's Queen of Spades card
Queen of Spades

Saw the English National Opera’s production of Tchaikovsky’s Queen of Spades at the Coliseum last night. Usual ENO’s minimalist very effective set with shutters that open to reveal the chorus or individual singers. Not one of my favourite operas with few memorable arias but based on a short story by Pushkin its intriguing story has an unexpected denouement.

Have now installed the control App for my Siemen’s hearing aids on my mobile. The woman sitting behind me tapped me on the shoulder to complain that I was using my mobile, instead of switching it off as instructed in the surtitle board. Explained and pleased to see ‘collapse of stout party’!!

Hearing aids

Is he straining to hear me?
Is he straining to hear me?

In his soliloquy ‘All the world’s a stage’   Jacques in As You Like It talks about the aged sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything but he doesn’t mention hearing. It’s come. I found I had to strain to hear my literature tutor’s lectures so I’ve got them –  hearing aids. And they work – at least so far. I got them in Specsavers. I’d been getting my glasses there for years and saw a leaflet stating that they now do hearing aids. One-stop shopping!!