On Saturday night in my local we were watching the World Athletics Championships on BBC2. When they ended the BBC Proms Classical Music programme came on, and we watched it for a while. This is because we are a cultured lot, and had nothing whatsoever to do with the fact that the barman was outside changing a keg and none of us could reach the remote control behind the bar.
Anyway, watching it reminded me of two questions I’ve always wanted to know the answer to:
1. Does “La Donna é Mobilé” mean “The Woman is Moving”?
and, if it does, then
2. Does that mean that the aria was the original version of “for 24 years I’ve been living next door to Alice”?
I’m not really very deep.