Macaulay Seminar One at Brooklyn College
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The Met

Coming into the opera, I didn’t know what to expect. Often I’ve seen clips of operas in movies in which only individuals of the higher society attend.  Therefore, I thought it would be full of rich people coming to socialize amongst themselves. However, upon arrival I saw that there was a mix of people who attend the opera. Most of them looked like regular people, not power-hungry individuals whose checkbooks speak for them before they do.

The opera itself was extremely intriguing. The plot was very interesting and had me captivated throughout the performance. The introduction with Ariel on the chandelier was nothing short of captivating. The orchestra managed to capture the moments of the play with the perfect music. I especially liked the way the director set up Prospero on one side of the stage for him to “watch” over what he was doing. The actors’ voices were amazing, especially Ariel. It’s unbelievable that she can reach such high octaves and yet still maintain a strong voice.

The visit to the opera changed my perspective of it. It puts a spin on the type of performing arts I’ve been used. I no longer think if it as something only rich people do, but as an exciting performance to watch.

1 comment

1 sahsanud { 10.25.12 at 3:35 pm }

Hey Ronny,
I actually felt the same thing! I’ve had previous experiences with the opera (I was in a couple of operas when I was a child) but the opera has always struck me as something that only “higher-class” people with refined taste would enjoy. It’s cool that both of our perspectives have changed with regards to this! 🙂

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