La bohème

Fancy New Seats

Fancy New Seats

The “live in HD” broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera today  was Puccini’s tragic opera La bohème…a multiple-hanky  event.  We traveled up to our favourite Star Cinema  in Sidney and enjoyed their brand new fancy blue seats which have now replaced the comfy sofas they  used to have.

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Today’s little seamstress was sung by the understudy as the scheduled soprano was indisposed. Apparently a MET Opera first, Kristine Opolais sang Madame Butterfly last night, and was called on to sing Mimi only this morning.  Constance found her perfectly capable of reducing her to tears….

To view all of Constance’s opera reviews go to this link

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6 thoughts on “La bohème

  1. Oh the sobbing and lamenting taking place in the Country Hittys parlor. All gathered about the radio with hankies in hand. Love the pics of Constance entranced and oh my those are fancy new seats!! Glad you had an enjoyable afternoon!

    • Yes, a beautifully sad end for the little seamstress…again! Poor Kristine Opolais to die tragically twice in under 24 hours. I hope she went home for a restorative nap! The tenor looked a little overcome at the curtain call too!

  2. The happy news is we’ve found a theatre in Montgomery that shows the “Live in HD” broadcasts! The sad news is…we spent the day building props and sewing costumes for “The Wizard of Oz” and could not attend “La Boheme”. Sigh… Oh, Constance, such a life!

    • We are heartily in favour of sewing costumes for live theatre – if people weren’t supporting their local efforts, the arts would fade into electrons! Hope you get to see “Cosi Fan Tutte” though!

  3. As I was listening today, I wondered if Constance was listening, too…. lucky little Hitty to have been able to see the live transmission…. and I hope that she had a proper lace hanky to wipe away that tear…

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