Saturday, September 25, 2010
The Big Event
I'm excited. I've been sick this week, but I'm still excited. Because Monday night is Opening Night at the Metropolitan Opera! It's time for our new season to start. I'm sure I've mentioned before that it gets slow working for a performing arts organization during the summer months when there are no performances. One of the big perks for working where I do is that I get to attend amazing performances. I stay busy with other things throughout the summer, but it is always a welcomed day when the fall brings a new season to experience. I rather enjoy opening night because it is usually something new and exciting...last year was a new production of Tosca, which many people hated. But oh it was fun to be there and experience the hate first hand. I love being a part of the drama. This year we are premiering Das Rheingold, the first opera of our new production of Wagner's Ring Cycle. If ever there is a thing to be loved or hated, it is a new production for a Ring Cycle. People are PASSIONATE about this thing and they all loved the old production (as did I - it's the one I 'grew up' on). But I'm open minded about the new one. It could be cool, it could be fabulous, it could be silly. We'll see. But I'm super excited to be there on Monday night when it is introduced to the world for the first time. Should I stuff my handbag with tomatoes to throw, just in case I find it appalling? Possibly...that could be fun. Mostly I just love to sit back and watch the crowd, dressed to the nines, taking part in this spectacular event. My gown and heels are ready to go!