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Great news!!

I finally have a favorite opera!!!!

I know i know- you're thinking- but chimosa. really. what does that even matter? but this is huge huge huge news!! Theres this girl in my life- a classic voice major and who has aspired, for a long time now, to be a professional opera singer- who is basically my little sis, pretty much we were raised together. now i completely support her 100 percent but the problem has been, i just *cant* get into opera. Ive tried so hard, going to the Met, seeing all sorts of performances and always, without fail, I wind up falling asleep. usually somewhere in the second/third act. i even fell asleep during Faust which, I have been told, is impossible as its the most action packed opera around. I fell asleep in Aida which it turns out there were elephants in. Elephants!! (if people were pulling my leg with that one I'll never know).

And the sad thing is, I turned her on to ballet. she loves dance after we sat down and watched some of my collection- swan lake and sleeping beauty and gay swan lake... swans and princesses and matthew bourne- oh my!! but for the life of me I couldn't get through an opera. Until tonight I watched PBS's "great performances" with renee flemming in "Thais" and wow. holy shit, wow. it was amazing. stunning. i loved it so much!

and im so relieved! maybe this means theres hope for me yet!


I'm happy I finally like *something* in opera- i've felt awful for years that ive bullied her into liking my art and couldnt get up the enthusiasm for hers, lol. but yeah- Thais- check it out! its pretty cool

June 2013

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