The last time I went to the opera was with my friend – and hopefully one-day girlfriend – over 30 years ago.
I went back for the first time since then with my now-wife of 23 years and I must say, I probably won’t be back for a long length of time.
No doubt, the singers had talent.
With hindsight, I should have read the synopsis before I went in but I am a person who doesn’t like to know the plot/ending prior to walking in.
Knowing the storyline certainly would have helped to understand things more clearly.
I find the operas way too dramatic in terms of the singers’ reactions – this might be opera but it ain’t me!
Anyway, I am glad for the experience and glad for the date night.
Going by the rather small crowd in attendance, opera is enjoyable by a very small minority and could not survive without very generous patrons.