It’s funny how after so many years living abroad I still don’t feel completely comfortable going for a theatrical play. Not because I don’t like it, but simply because I’m afraid I’ll miss too many small language nuances or lyric expressions and in the end I won’t be able to absorb everything the way it was intended.
But those who know me are well aware that I’m not much of a quitter either, so it took me 5 minutes to make a decision and grab a ticket for a play that not only touched one of my favourite music genres — opera — but was also lead by a veteran actress Tyne Daly, who you may recognise from Judging Amy or Cagney & Lacey.
I’m sure many of you recognise that video of a famous violinist playing “undercover” at D.C.’s L’Enfant Plaza Metro station, being completely ignored by majority of people and barely noticed by a few. His name is Joshua Bell and I happened to have a ticket for his recent concert in London’s Royal Festival Hall.
Following my previous post I was slowly getting ready for the second performance. And it was supposed to be big — La Traviata at London’s Royal Opera House with a blooming diva Anna Netrebko. (…) Unfortunately it didn’t go as smoothly as I hoped.