Next week my boy T and I are going to see La Bohème. I've heard wonderful things about it and I so am excited to go. The Opera always sounds like such a romantic thing. Some of my favorite scenes in movies are of the Opera.
The scene in the 1994 version of Little Women when Jo March and Professor Baehr are at the Opera and he is telling her what they are singing about...
"My soul is an opening, love is a fatal power. Your heart understood mine in the depth of the fragrant night. I listened to your ravished soul; to your beloved voice. Your heart understood mine."
I love the Opera scene in Life is Beautiful...
And of course who doesn't love the scene where the Marriage of Figaro is played over the loud speaker in Shawshank Redemption?
"I have no idea to this day what those two Italian ladies were singing about. Truth is, I don't want to know. Some things are best left unsaid. I'd like to think they were singing about something so beautiful, it can't be expressed in words, and makes your heart ache because of it. I tell you, those voices soared higher and farther than anybody in a gray place dares to dream. It was like some beautiful bird flapped into our drab little cage and made those walls dissolve away, and for the briefest of moments, every last man in Shawshank felt free."
I am very over the moon for my Opera experience. I'll let you know how it goes!
If you have been did you enjoy it? Would you go again?