Saturday, 17 February 2007

I went to the Royal Opera House over half-term...

We went to see Puccini's opera 'Madama Butterfly'. Now, this is opera at it's glorious romantic best... love, betrayal, suicide, great arias and brilliant music... great sets, good soloists and a brilliant orchestra. Be careful though, the Royal Opera House is a strange place where the seats can cost up to £175 each! You can imagine the nature of the audience... the upper classes and the nouveau riche in posh frocks and dapper suits being seen in the best places. It's funny but selection by income doesn't do anything for me... give me real life, our city and our young people anyday.

However, simply for the experience everyone should go once and there are no excuses because you can stand in the Gods or at the back for just £8!

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