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Bregenz Festival. Opera in four acts, sung in Italian.

Bregenz Festival

Music by Umberto Giordano. Libretto by Luigi Illica. Premiere on 20 July 2011 - 9.15 p.m., Seebühne Duration: 2 hours without break France in the year 1789. André Chénier, the most famous work by the Italian composer Umberto Giordano, is a brilliantly vivid historical drama and a human tragedy of shattering intensity. Giordano’s music is charged with a furious enthusiasm and stirring emotions. The composer incorporated historical dances and marches from the time before the French Revolution in the operatic score, along with classic revolutionary songs like "Ça ira" and the Marseillaise. "It seems as though André Chénier was composed especially for the Bregenz Seebühne. Further performancesJuly 22, 23, 24, 26, 27, 29, 30 and 31 – 9.15 P.M.August 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20 and 21 – 9.00 P.M.

TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Beaches Awards - Beaches - United Kingdom. Top 20 free attractions in Paris. City of love, fashion capital, literary paradise…Paris has many different guises.

Top 20 free attractions in Paris

And while museum entry can be steep and fine dining comes at a premium, the French capital can also be a very cheap date. Whether you go weak at the knees for soaring church spires or want to rub elbows at an authentic French market, let yourself be seduced by our top 20 must-sees. They are all are completely gratuit, letting you save the euros for the really important stuff: wine, cheese and a flashing Eiffel Tower keyring you’ll regret the minute you return home. 1. Cathédrale de Notre Dame de Paris Festooned with gargoyles and gothic touches, this imposing Parisian icon is essential for every visitor. 2. Window-shopping (or lécher les vitrines to the locals) is a great way to take an indulgent peek at objets d’art and wild curiosities you’d never actually buy. 3. A lift to the peak of the Eiffel Tower can squeeze the budget at €13.40 per ticket, but luckily the views below are just as stunning. PERFECTLY PARIS.

The intricate ceiling of the Appolo Gallery at Paris' Louvre Museum is reflected in a display case in the foreground.

PERFECTLY PARIS

Built in 1661, the gallery was not fully completed until 1851. In all, over twenty artists worked on the decoration. The Appolo Gallery gallery contains more than two centuries of French art, and houses such wonders as the French Crown Jewels, including the famous Régent (140 carats) and Sancy (53 carats) diamonds, as well as the 105-carat Côte de Bretagne ruby. The Sacred Heart Catholic church (Basilique Sacré-Coeur) is seen on Paris' highest point, in Montmartre. The view at the top of the dome is excellent -- 271 feet above Montmartre Hill -- and is the second-highest viewpoint after the Eiffel Tower. This elaborate stained-glass cupola (dome) inside Magasins du Printemps department store is located above the main restaurant in the store.

Tourists soak their feet in a reflecting pool at Place du Trocadero, an area of museums and gardens. Eating and drinking cheaply in Rome (Roma) in Italy. There's a good choice of restaurants in Rome including some cheap places, however supermarkets aren't that good and seem to stock mostly alcohol and cakes.

Eating and drinking cheaply in Rome (Roma) in Italy

Like elsewhere in Italy, it is best to stick to Italian food as most ethnic restaurants tend to modify their food to suit Italian tastes - Chinese food can taste very interesting. Fortunately there is a good range of Italian fast food places and cheap options like pizzerias as well as caffè bars which serve a good range of panini. Any crowded pizzeria or caffè bar is likely to be a good option. Although there are quite a few Irish pubs around town, Rome doesn't really have a beer drinking culture. Most travellers buy wine or beer from a supermarket to drink in their hostel. Try and pick up the Roman habit of popping into a caffè bar each morning for a quick breakfast of coffee and a pastry snack.