Monday, January 30, 2012

How to tell when you've experienced something amazing

Yesterday KX and I went to the opera.  It was my very first time to see an opera and I chose La Traviata as the one that I wanted to see.

The waves of emotion that I felt during that performance was almost overwhelming to me.  I laughed, I cried, I was so impressed with the performers sometimes I would say under my breath, "oh my god!"

The reason that I chose La Traviata was because I have heard some of the music from it before and I wanted my first one to be something somewhat familiar.

I was not disappointed in the least.  The two lead characters' voices were astounding.  Violetta (Albina Shagmurtova) and her amazing soprano brought tears to my eyes when she sang in that powerful voice, "Love me Alfredo!"  and then at the end, "Oh Joy!" just before she dies.

Alfredo (Bryan Hymel) was just as impressive with his amazingly powerful tenor.  At one point, he was backstage singing out of view and all I could say was, "wow!"

This production, Violetta at the end, walks to the light which signifies her death.  The way that it was done just really moved me and I don't think that there was a dry eye in the house.

The after glow of the opera carried over well into the night and when I woke up this morning, I realized that I had a dream about that very opera and that my friends, is how you can tell when you're experienced something amazing.

That is one day that I will never forget.


  1. My wife and I watched "Coyote Ugly" and I can tell you we absolutely did not have ANY of the experiences that you had. Not a one.


    Amazing things like you experienced are few and far between - but isn't that best that way?

  2. Gotta love an amazing vocal talent!

  3. PS - North should be hospitalized!

  4. What a great post! I've never been to the opera, and often wondered if I'd enjoy it. Sounds like I would.


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