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Meet in Galilee

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The ancient port of Akko (or Acre) is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, perched on Israel’s northern coast just outside Haifa, where Jews, Muslims, Baha’i and Christians have lived and prayed alongside one another for centuries.

Last September saw the inaugural Meet in Galilee festival of Baroque opera, a satellite event linked to a humanitarian conference of the same name convened by the French doctor Muriel Haim. She invited Christophe Rousset and Les Talens Lyriques to play for two nights inside the open-air citadel that sits within Akko’s ancient walls.

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