On Tuesday night I went to the Opera. This was my second Opera experience. The first time I went to the Opera was in 1998 in Spain and I saw “Carmen”. The sur titles were in Spanish so I couldn’t make sense of the entire performance and I wasn’t completely taken with it. I decided to go on Tuesday, with a friend, to expand my boundaries a bit and to see an Opera that I already had some understanding/background of. I saw “La Boheme” and for those who have seen “Rent”, “Rent” is based on this Opera. I also went to the Opera because a coworker is actually in the Victoria Opera Society and was in this particular Opera. It was great to see her on stage and to see her in a different light- her out of office persona!
So what did I love about the Opera?
- The crowds of people (mostly older crowd, but loved the mix of ages)
- The Royal Theatre
- Pre Drinks at Vista 18 (has nothing to do with the Opera, but it “set the stage” for the night)
- Beautiful voices
- Symphonic music
- Exploring a new art
- Supporting a coworker
- Enjoying something new and different to me with a friend
Of course, I also loved this…. (from Jeff’s Facebook Status):