CELEBRATING OPERA

MY WEEKLY THANK YOU NOTE TO GOD.  THANK YOU RUTH AYERS FOR MAKING THIS SPACE AVAILABLE.
MY WEEKLY THANK YOU NOTE TO GOD. THANK YOU RUTH AYERS FOR MAKING THIS SPACE AVAILABLE.

One of the interests that Dom and I have shared our entire married life is the Opera.  We have been very fortunate to go to operas at some of the greatest opera houses in the world and have witnessed performances by some of the world’s finest singers.

For the last few years we have been going to the Met Opera in HD when it is broadcast on Saturday afternoons.  These are live streaming performances from the Metropolitan Opera.  Today we were fortunate enough to see Bizet’s, The Pearl Fishers.  This opera has not been performed at the Met in 100 years.

It opened with the orchestra’s overture.  The stage was magically transformed into the ocean with pearl fishers swimming.

pearl fishers

It was absolutely mesmerizing.  The stage was then transformed into a pearl fishing village and one of the most beautiful tenor/baritone duets is sung.  One of the things that makes this duet so outstanding that it is about the love between the two friends.

tenor:baritone

Unfortunately, the friendship is soon to be sorely tested by the arrival of a priestess to the village who becomes both of their love interest.

leia

Fortunately, after very many trials, friendship prevails and the opera end well with no one losing their life.  This I might add is highly unusual.

last scene

If you get a chance, there is a repeat of this performance at some movie theaters that carry these Fathom Events.  It is on Wednesday Evening of next week.  It is a must see.

Bernadette

About Bernadette

I live in the small town of Haddonfield, NJ. I am at an age in my life when I seem to spend time thinking and musing about life. These musings are usually stimulated by my walks through Haddonfield, my reading of books and fellow bloggers, and my interaction with my group of fabulous family and friends.

9 Responses

  1. We saw this at the Seattle Opera this fall. I was surprised by how much I enjoyed it, even though it’s not well known. We’ve been meaning to check out some of the Met Operas in HD. Your post encourages me.

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  2. Bernadette, I loved your review of the opera. I have always wanted to attend at least one showing but have not had the opportunity even though I live on Long Island. Maybe one day, I will find my way to a night of pure entertainment.

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