Blogger Night at the Madison Opera: Take Two
First impression: Woah! The first act was absolutely breaktaking. As I only have a few minutes, here are my thoughts…
1. It’s so fun to see all the components from my backstage tour actually on stage! The wigs were one of my favorite parts to see in action—they truly look like they’re made for the women (good work, Jan!).
2. The children might just be my favorite part. As they were up there, singing and going through their motions, all I could think is, What are their stories? Where do these kids come from? They were fantastic—especially the youngest, a charming little boy who hammed up his stage time. Loved him.
3. The singing—oh the singing! I’ve heard of operas like “Carmen” sung in English before, but I just have to say that I’m thankful that we’re seeing it in French tonight. I thought the screen with the words might be a little difficult to manage (look up, look at the actors, look up again, and so on) but truly, it’s not. I actually find it enjoyable because I’m able to simply take in their voices for what they are—no need to worry about what they’re saying!
And there go the bells…act two, here I come!