To Molenbeek this evening, to La Maison des Cultures et de la Cohension Sociale, for a series of performances closing the studies at the Conservatoire Royale of a number of singers, including the gifted daughter of a friend (in the picture as Sextus). On the programme were: an act from Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande; an act from Mozart’s La clemenza di Tito; and an act from Puccini’s Suor Angelica. ‘L’intrigue se déroule‘, said the programme notes about the Debussy, and indeed it did. The Mozart was full of swift emotions and actions; the Puccini scene was depressing in its portrayal of a convent as a prison, and all of the students were magnificent. Oh, and the Maison des Arts is well worth a visit as well. A most enjoyable evening.