Opera: La BohemeJuly 20, 2013 at 1:51 pm | Posted in General, UK | 1 Comment
Tags: LA Boheme, London, Opera, Royal Opera House
We were up in some of the cheaper seats and I should have worn my glasses as things were a little hazy, especially the surtitles.
The main thing that I learnt about opera is that not a lot happens and when it does it takes quite some time via the songs. Thematically a drawn out love story/ tragedy doesn’t work for me in a movie or a book so it was unlikely to work in opera either. The sets and performances felt epic I just don’t think it was the show for me. Would still suggest it if you like that genre and want to try opera.
We also did a backstage tour beforehand and that was great. Hearing the story of the house and seeing behind the stage and in the orchestra pit really have you a sense of the scale of the productions and work undertaken at the Royal Opera House.