Dec 09 2009

Barber of Seville

Published by under Barber of Seville

I must admit, I was dreading attending an opera, it has been something I have never aspired to do. In fact, it is something I have sort of avoided; it held no appeal to me. Unfortunately based on this experience I was not proved wrong. Count and Rosalina triumphed over all of Bartolos schemes, love at first sight, and the whole happily ever after theme was so very mundane and expected.
However the entire experience was not in vein, I did find much humor in the performance. I was also very impressed with the skill level, to sing and act as these talented performers did, is incredibly tantalizing. Also not to be cliché but it was just a nice experience, not everyone has an opportunity to go to an opera, and I was given one. Even though I may not have enjoyed it, it most certainly was not a waste. I can say that I went to see The Barber of Seville, and I can forever share my experience with others, whether it was a good or bad experience, as I am doing right now.
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  1.   Ason 13 Dec 2009 at 2:17 am

    Your post is absolutely on point Mary. I agree wholeheartedly about reservations attending an opera, not liking it that much and still enjoying it somewhat due to the comedy.

    And it really is great that we were even able to go because of Macaulay. Many people never attend an opera in their entire lives.

  2.   Alina Pavlovaon 09 Dec 2009 at 12:22 pm

    i agree. i think it was a nice experience because we were exposed to yet another form of art, no matter how bland.
    and i agree on the mundane part as well. everything in the plot was expected and unsurprising. at the same time, i think we should consider the time period during which the play for this opera was written. everything during that time was mundane because people werent as “advanced” as we are now and lacked in creativity. although a love story will always be a love story no matter when.