Saturday, February 09, 2008

A Night at the Opera

She’s powerful. She’s dependable. And she’s smart. She’s the kind of woman you want at your side.
Machiavellian intrigue at its most riveting! With her husband deposed and presumed dead, Rodelinda wins at the high-stakes game of political intrigue by remaining faithful above all else. Fending off those who want the throne and those who want her, she deftly manages to save both her husband and the crown.

I went to the Opera last night.

Wow, what a plot! Confusing? Imagine how it would have been without the sub-titles! I've never been to the opera with subtitles. Maybe that tells you how long it's been since I've been to the opera! Anyhoooo....

There was illness among the singers and someone ended new and upcoming ended up playing the lead but I thought she was just great. Her husband is played by a woman and her husband's friend was played by a man who I swore was a woman (they don't have actual castrati anymore so where is that voice coming from??).

I don't usually write about musical performances, but this was notable enough to say, check it out if you're in Portland. Oh,and the set was minimalist and just beautiful.

Thanks, Paula.

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