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In December 1930, John Christie planned to give the latest in a series of amateur operatic excerpts in the Organ Room at Glyndebourne, his country-house estate in Sussex. However, for the first time, he hired two professional singers from the Carl Rosa Opera Company. The subsequent performances from Mozart’s Die Entführung aus dem Serail were hilariously unprofessional – as all family entertainments should be. But for John Christie, this familiar event proved life changing, for at 48 years of age, he fell head over heels in love.