Tag: Opera

Reason #498 Why I Love My Marriage

“I have witnessed and enjoyed the first act of everything which Wagner created, but the effect on me has always been so powerful that one act was quite sufficient; whenever I have witnessed two acts I have gone away physically exhausted; and whenever I have ventured an entire opera the result has been the next thing to suicide.”
– Mark Twain

PBS (my Great American Love) is in the middle of doing Wagner’s entire Ring Cycle on it’s Great Performances at the Met program, starting with an introductory program on the staging of Robert Lepage’s fantastical set for the Met’s production.  We’re loving it and staying up way too late to enjoy it.  And we would feel bad about listening to Wagner late at night except that our neighbors have been treating us to a  rather tone deaf rendition of Les Miserables for the better part of the week.   We’ll see your French suffering and raise you the fall of the German/Icelandic gods.

Of course, tonight is Die Walkure, so we had to prepare properly.  Naturally by watching this.

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All the World’s a Stage

“I think theatre should always be somewhat suspect.”
– Vaclav Havel

I love Fall for another reason (besides the fantastic clothes, excellent food, much needed holidays, and crisp weather), the theatre, darlings!

Last week I went with Margot to see Angel perform in Alice In Wonderland, the Rock Musical.  Last night J. and I went to The Magic Flute.  On Saturday my friend Drake (who has been studying in France for the past year and just lately returned) and I are going to see the musical The Scarlet Pimpernel, a mutual personal favorite.  Next week a traveling Chinese drum performance company is performing and I’ve got tickets to that as well.

Anyone else taking advantage of the Social Season?