Alagnaís antics spoil the show

By Francis Carlin [Financial Times, 31 July 2006]
Look, no Mozart. The Festival de Radio France et Montpellier Languedoc-Roussillon, to give it its full, indigestible title, featured 18 days of action-packed music- making and managed to ignore the anniversary. It is typical of the festivalís alternative flavour where 80 per cent of concerts are free and the spotlight is shone on musical archaeology with forgotten operas dug out and dusted down.