Going to the opera was an experience that I never thought I would have. I couldn’t imagine sitting for so long to watch an antiquated plot in a language that i can’t understand, but the experience was better than i thought it would be. Because there wasn’t so much on stage action, it was pretty easy to read and follow along at the same time, which i appreciated, the singing was beautiful and the story was nice and easy to follow. I most appreciated the music and how it set the tone for what was going to happen, by listening to the music i could almost tell what was going to happen next. I also appreciated the passion with which the singers sang and the fact that even without a microphone, their voices were able to fill the whole room. I do have to day though, that i wish it wasn’t so long. By the time the first intermission was over the second act came, i almost forgot what had happened in the act before.