January 17, 2005


To continue with the opera theme, Kevin and I used the free tickets I got from doing wigs to see the actual performance yesterday. The opera was the Marriage of Figaro. I wasn't really sure what to expect. I knew after the rehearsal that it was hella long--3 and 1/2 hours with 3 intermissions, so I thought well, we could always sneak out at one of the intermissions. But as it turned out, we didn't have to. The opera was quite enjoyable. It was a lot funnier than I expected it to be (I'm not sure I'd like a tragic opera). There were a few arias that almost put me to sleep, but the performance had English translations of the libretto (which was in Italian). That was very helpful, even though you knew they weren't translating everything--like when they'd be singing for 5 minutes and there would only be one line displayed. Kevin later said he now knows how I felt (frustrated) when he'd try to give me a running translation of German television. Anyway, the opera was very fun and cultural.

Posted by Shelby at January 17, 2005 11:24 AM