Constance went to the Metropolitan Opera Live in HD Broadcast of Nabucco this morning. Sidney’s Star Cinema is not the closest place we could see the opera, but we love it’s cosy atmosphere and kind hosts. The proprietor kindly offered free cookies to go along with our tea (or coffee), and so we settled into the comfortable seats to listen to one of Giuseppe Verdi’s early masterpieces…
We were not wild about the costumes (too many mob caps on the women, and disconcerting lapels under bathrobes for the men). The set was great, and we loved the real fires in the torches, especially when they burned down the temple of Jerusalem. The voices were fabulous! The most famous chorus, “Va pensiero” was stunning! They sang it twice! It is a very lovely poem as well as a hauntingly beautiful tune…Constance shed a tear!