What to wear?

10 June 2006

Tickets from the San Francisco Opera arrived today. Very exciting–Marriage of Figaro and Madama Butterfly back-to-back. I am definitely looking forward to my first live opera experience. Given how large the difference usually is between recordings and regular live music, I expect that this will be even more dramatic.
To those who find too much colonialism, or irrelevance, or shrieking in opera, I have two words: Maria Callas. While the 20th century stuff on the radio today (with a chorus of sirens–ambulance not classically female–and sung in English to boot; double feh) was awful, I’ll take Puccini or Mozart any day of the week.
Anyway, I’ll probably go on about it again, but more H&PS (a la Ron Amundsen) soon.

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