12. September 2009 · Comments Off on Last Night · Categories: Opera

Dan and I were at San Francisco Opera’s opening night. And yet no pictures of us appear on SF Gate. What a puzzlement!

It was fun watching all those fancy dresses appear. At the same time, I’m thinking about all the money these women had to spend and thinking about my little dress and I’m happy to be me and not have to do the whole social thing of walking in (they came from across the street at city hall), getting a picture taken, pretending I’m royalty or what not. I don’t think I’d do “rich and famous” very well. I just don’t have it in me!

The opera was wonderful. I do have a few nits to pick, but nothing I’d mention here. Sondra Radvanovsky was absolutely wonderful. She could fill the room with that rich voice and just melt all else away. It did seem to be the “women’s night” … Stephanie Blythe was great too, and I thought Reneé Tatum was as well.

Not to “diss” the guys but … well … I really thought the women won the battle of the stars.

And of course the fabulous orchestra was fabulous. Go figure.

Now I move on to teach three students and to
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