Constance attended the Metropolitan Opera’s live HD broadcast of The Tempest conducted by the composer, Thomas Adès. She was almost blown away by the eponymous violent storm at the start. She was completely riveted to her seat during the brooding machinations of Prospero (think Aragorn with tatoos) and his reluctant collaborators – the scarily ethereal Ariel and the gloomily pathetic Caliban. It was nice to see an opera with a happy ending of sorts – Miranda and Ferdinand falling in love adorably, and a good dose of remorse and forgiveness all round…the last haunting notes of the opera sent chills up Constance’s spine which lasted all day. She can hardly wait for the encore performance: U.S. Encore: Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 6:30 pm local time; Canada Encore: Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 12:00 pm local time.
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