|Image from New York Classical Review|
We went to see the Met’s production of Cinderalla on Satruday in the theatre.
Some fantastic costumes.
But I have to say, the French style of opera is not my favourite.
I’ll take Puccini any day.
I went to the opera as well. Here is what Broadway World has to say about it. I try to read the reviews before I get there, but in this instance, I was just lucky to get on the bus and go to the Cinemas at Tillicum Plaza.
The half time interviews really work for me. I didn't know one note in the opera. In fact, I thought I was going to the other Cinderella. I also want to read Operavore and I am sure I will get to it. Just not today.
Here is the trouble I have at the opera. If I don't go with some hard candies to suck on, or a can of Coke to keep me away, I sometimes drift in and out of sleep. When I see the pictures on the reviews I think, hey, I didn't see that part.
Oh well. Half an opera is still a plus for me. Not the deep soulful music of Manon. But I liked hearing that the conductor thinks it has all of the craft of the earlier Manon and even more, since it was written at a later date. I will probably go back to the repeat and take my Coke and candy. In the case of opera, the treats are medicinal -- stay awake meds.