I just surfed over to the Honolulu Symphony website and found out that Renee Fleming is coming in March. Oooh, I'm so excited! Mike was, predictably, less enthusiastic when I explained that she was a famous soprano. He's not exactly an opera fan, though he has agreed to attend one with me this season. I wasn't always a fan, either. In fact, I've only ever been to one opera. I was, regrettably, not enamored at the time. I was 20 years old and I attended a performance of Tchaikovsky's The Queen of Spades (based on the Alexander Pushkin story).
Though it did capture my attention at one particular point, I was more put out than anything. Here I was sitting in this gorgeous theater in Moscow and listening to people sing in Russian and I was totally clueless to the enormity of that, especially since Moscow was still the capital of the Soviet Union at the time. I'd wanted to see ballet, specifically the Bolshoi, but opera was all that was on the menu then. These were the days when the State told you what you would do and you did it. Our poor tour guide. The entire company of Americans wanted ballet, but instead we were forced to endure an operatic performance.
Man, if I could rewind to that night, I'd be enrapt. There was a point in the performance, like I said, where everyone was suddenly enthralled. A collective gasp went up in the theater when it happened. And it was so skillfully done, the disappearance of one person and appearance of another, that you totally believed it had happened.
Wonder what Renee will sing?
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nice set of locations you have visited! I was just interested about your trips.. Please tell me what did you think of south Korea? I just went there for the second time earlier this month, I am in Japan now. Last year in August I went to Korea aswell, it was my first time. It is a good place.. but my Korean is not strong enough to get a better idea of the inner culture. ok I will wait for your answer.
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Hi, thanks for stopping by! I loved S. Korea. I lived there for two months. I learned approximately 5 Korean words, so I’m sure you’re ahead of me there. My husband and I took a trip to Kyung-Ju, which was pretty awesome. That’s where we went to the Sokkurum Grotto. I remember being amazed at the bamboo growing there as we walked up the mountain. Now that we’re in Hawaii, we get great Korean food because there are a lot of Korean immigrants here. We spent several years in Europe, where it was downright impossible to get kimchee, so we’re happy to be able to get it again.
I’ll take a look at your site. 🙂
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I only stayed in south korea, near seoul, for about 8 or 9 days, with my friend from school. it was great.. koreans love strategy games just like me. kim chee is great too. alright I will comment again next time ok? take care. visit my blog again if you want, I will update it soon.