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Does a cantata count? Bach's Actus Tragicus (German Harmonia Mundi). Listened to, not seen, night before last. Hope you and your Mrs. get to attend Madama Butterfly, Buddy. Last one I saw was Turandot put on by the Houston Opera. In addition to the music, the lighting and settings were fantastic
Buddy,An evening out at the Met is a good night where ever you sit. I have sat way up in the family circle before and still enjoyed it. I hope you do get to Madama Butterfly. I just saw Patricia Racette in Tosca and I think she can do Cio Cio San. I don't know anything about Liping Zhang though she must be good if she is singing lead at the Met.
Butterfly is not a comic opera, you can believe that, and good for your wife for insisting. That can't be bad. Me mom liked Gilbert & Sullivan when I was a kid while I was listening to R&B on the radio. The first song my mom played for me that I remember, however, was September Song sung by Walter Huston. Not a gay sentiment that one.
Hey!.......... The only bad part was the fact that I can't afford more expensive seats. So, I got box seat on the balcony level for $25 per seat... I was in box 8. These seats are listed as "partial view" and yes it is hard to see the edge of the stage on your side... and unfortunately that most of the first half happen on the side I was sitting! So me and my friend were leaning over to see what's going on. At the end I think we both got a bit of a backache But she does agreed with me that it was worth it. Anyway, it was a nice experience. So, much so that we might go back again... well she wants to see "Madama Butterfly" that she I've seen before when she was young. Well, let's see. Take care,Buddy
The only (perhaps) disadvantage sitting all the way up there is that you'd need binoculars to see what the characters are doing with the finer movements. Otherwise, ALL the sound mix well up there. Should you be sitting in the 9th orchestra row somewhere, the sounds will flow above your head into the stratosphere. What you would hear would not be balanced.It sounds better UP THERE, Bud! Well, warmer too 'cos hot airs rise. Besides, the person next to you in the orchestra could be a high-brower too!!!! You don't want to associate with "those" .
Hey! My wife? No, she is not my wife But good enough for me to say yes when she bugged me
Heard a very special opera....here Rim have a listen....LINK..
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