Sunday, November 10, 2013

Opera: The Barber of Seville

We went to SF Opera's dress rehearsal for The Barber of Seville. We had a great time and loved the beautiful set, dramatic all in white with brightly colored flowers. The music was amazing, of course. Everything was wonderful - even the break to fix some unnoticed flaw - and G (my little engineer) was especially impressed with the staging and whispered, "I want to design sets like that when I grow up!" However, we were all appalled by the finale, in which the beautiful classic set suddenly became a parody of Valentine's Day yuck, with pink balloons, fireworks projected onto a screen, and other excessivly sappy crap. Didn't fit at all, in our unanimous opinion. But all in all it was a great evening sharing a spectacular performance with friends.


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