Thursday, June 4, 2009

Paris--Day 6: A Night at the Opera

Tuesday night was sold out, there isn't a performance on Thursday and Friday--our final night here--was sold out too, no small achievement given that the main auditorium holds more than 2700. 
   "Tosca" is one of our favourite operas. Stupidly, we didn't take the camera along probably because every program we've ever seen stipulates  "no photos or videotaping blablabla." So you'll have to imagine the chic crowd sipping champagne between acts. The performance started at 7:30 p.m. so you either had a snack before or sustained yourself with tiny sandwiches and macaroons during the first interval.
   Love, jealousy, betrayal, lust, revenge, torture, murder and a suicide to wrap everything up neatly. Puccini really pulled out all the stops with this one. What an all-round excellent evening we said as we finished it up over pizza and salad.

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