Opera: La Boheme

July 20, 2013 at 1:51 pm | Posted in General, UK | 2 Comments
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For my first opera I went and saw La Boheme at the beautiful Royal Opera House. Apparently it’s one of the most well known ones and is quite popular. Yes I have no knowledge of opera.

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.

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