Metropolitan Opera Aida

I experienced my first live Opera, Aida at the Metropolitan Opera house on Oct 30th, I picked Aida because the set design was magnificent, during the time of the Pharaoh, the story was one I knew I would like and the music was enchanting.



Why the Opera?  It is a byproduct of my new love for classic music, because of that growing love I now listen to our local classical radio station WQXR 105.9 FM  I can also stream on my phone using the app or online directly from the website.  Classical music is also a byproduct, one from my long standing love of medieval/Renaissance movies.  Slowly over time of watching those ballroom scenes and listening to the score from the film the music seeps into my awareness and an appreciation developed.



Before my live experience I watch my first full length Opera on PBS Great Performance earlier last year, L'Eisir D'Amore staring Anna Nebrebko, it was subtitled and for the first time I understood what was going on and I was curious to learn more. While I have seen countless plays, I only saw my first Broadway show back in Oct 2013, ironical I saw the Phantom of the Opera.



This will not be my last Opera, the Opera house have these smart display in the back of each seat so you can understand what the scenes/opera is about. Photography was not allowed once the Opera starts, but I was able to capture the Grand Chandeliers on arrival.

I am now intrigued by the Ballet and Classical Concert. 


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