Thought the Music Hall was cold enough to have us all slipping on our coats and mittens while we watched, I found myself absolutely enthralled by the production. Not an opera buff by any stretch, the “Live at the Met” format is perfect for me – as you get the musical experience, but are able to see performers’ faces close up. You’re pretty much at the mercy of the videographer, in terms of what you are bale to focus on, however. That was somewhat frustrating, with this particular performance, as there was so much about the staging that was fascinating.
We’ve got another opera slated for early February … and the book discussion will be about The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. We are also in the market for female southern writers of the same vintage as Edith Wharton. Any suggestions?
In other news … I see that the Sooners absolutely smashed Texas Tech and the Nittany Lions are Rose Bowl bound (congratulations, Don)!
HollyCornblog has recommended Mimi Smartypants – an online diary/blog that she recently explored via Boltgirl. I like it, too – and am adding it to my list of “Blogs We Like.”
Hey – have a great day!