Monday, April 27, 2009

Who Would've Thought . . .

. . . That an opera about the beheading of nuns would be so interesting, entertaining, and even inspiring.

Baby Boy and I starched our best jeans and went to see the Dialogues of the Carmelites.

I will admit that, when pressed, Baby Boy described it as "interesting;" no more, no less. So I won't say it's a show for all, but I really did enjoy it.

It was different from all of the other operas we've seen in that it was done in French, not Italian. Also, the nuns often performed prayers/chants in Latin. LOVED THAT!!! Of course, if you know me at all, you'll know that I love all things operatic. I adore absolutely everything opera, and as long as they continue to offer those educational discount tickets, I'll be front and center at each and every show. You know, until Baby Boy hits 18. (Boo! Hiss!)

Now . . . I just have to get them to organize something like this for the ballet. They only offer educational discount tickets to The Nutcracker, but I want to see them all!

As you know, too much is never enough! ;-) Oh, you just gotta love the arts!

Have a great week!

Until next time . . .


SabrinaT said...

I did not see my first Opera or Ballet until I was an adult.

I can't wait to take my boys. Les' Miserables was by far a magical night for me..

P.S. I absolutely LOVE your blouse!

Wendy Hawksley said...

Oh, see, I stick to the less classy stuff. Like "Phantom of the Opera". LOL

But, seriously, beheading nuns? Is this based on a true story? Interesting indeed!

Anonymous said...

The arts...yes. The opera...not so much. I was probably busy texting in heaven when they handed out the gene for opera appreciation. But thank goodness there are people like you to cancel out my lack of class!!!

Freakmom said...

Sounds like you need to start a petition to the ballet to offer a homeschool program. Or flood them with calls and e-mails.

Glad you enjoyed the show so much! Loved the "starched our best jeans." :)

Ami said...

That's a wonderful picture!

The two of you look so happy.


I'm not big on opera, but I do love musicals. I'd go to all of 'em if I could afford to.

The Foil Hat said...

Happy (belated B-Day to Baby Boy!).

I LOVE opera. LOVE LOVE LOVE it. I'm jealous of your recent visit.

mwell said...

I wish we had an opera here. We get lots of 'musicals' at our performing arts center...but it's SO not the same thing. ;-)

You two look so nice. I'm glad you had a great time, although that particular show sounds ...interesting. :-/

(and thanks for the sweet comment about MY baby!) :-)


Jason, as himself said...

An opera about chopping nuns' heads off. Hmmm. Sounds nice.

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