The Bartered Bride
This has been a weddingy weekend…on Saturday morning Constance and the humans listened to The Bartered Bride by Bedřich Smetana. We had to Listen on the CBC Atlantic station a few hours earlier than usual…fortunately we can do this through the computer! The bride in this opera is in love with the “wrong” guy, but it all ends happily after many beautiful arias and Czech folk songs and dances.
In the afternoon we went to a beautiful wedding uniting a family whose ancestors came to Canada around 100 years ago as Doukhobour refugees from Russia, and another family who came to Canada as refugees from war-torn former Yugoslavia in the early 1990’s…
Constance was so honoured to attend this wedding between a dear friend’s child, and the love of his life.
After the ceremony we listened to speeches in English, and prayers in Russian and Serbo-Croatian, ate a fabulous repast, heard beautiful a capella Doukhobour singing, enjoyed each other’s company, and many times throughout the afternoon and evening, we wished “Good Luck to the young couple”.
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Constance leads the most interesting life. She needs her own book!
She kept a journal on the Camino!
Good luck to the young couple indeed! And what a great coincidence between opera and real life. Constance could not have arranged a better setting had she tried.
It was a wonderful day. Thank goodness the Quimper Hittys’ favourite photographer brought his camera to the wedding!
The Favourite photographer did a wonderful job…as usual. Lovely story line made me smile and think happy thoughts.
It was a smile-filled day…we enjoyed ourselves thoroughly.