Thursday, 6 September 2007

Bravo Maestro. Bravo.

When I was still in my early teens, I had no appreciation for any other type of music except for N*Sync, Britney and the Backstreet Boys. Then, one brisk November weekend I was tasked with accompanying my Grandma Ella to the Opera. She had season tickets and the NY Metropolitan Opera House was her favorite place. I never understood why she loved opera so much.

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Then I heard him sing this aria.

Live.

On stage.



By the time he sang the last notes, I was in tears and I was utterly amazed at how much the music just moved me. To this day, I still cry when they sing Nessun Dorma when I watch Turandot.

But no one can do it better than Luciano.

6 comments:

Chase said...

I love to experience a good opera show. I've been to musicals but never been to an opera yet

chase said...

hala.. dalawa na kaming chase.. heheheh

anyway, i would love to experience an opera show before i die.
can i wear a t-shirt and jeans?
i noticed they usually wear glamorous outfits.
why is that so?

Streams of Consciousness said...

..yes...now the Legend begins...hats off to Luciano.

John Halcyon von Rothschild said...

chase of norway- you have have have to see an opera once. there's usually two reactions: either you love it or hate it.

chase- hmmmm Manila Opera does performances but only on certain months. visit the ccp website for more info. opera does have a more rigid dress code. it shows respect to the artists as well as preserve history. there's no other experience like it. it's worth wearing the suit and tie.

streams- he's much much more legendary than caruso now...well i thnk so...hehe

Streams of Consciousness said...

well i can forgive him for the lip-sync at one concert...even the Greek gods make mistakes..ehehehe

chase said...

ahhh ganun talaga yung dress code. okai..
tnx for the info.