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    Anyone seen La Bohème?

    Going tonight. Hope I don’t hate it. At least it takes place in the Latin Quarter - one of my absolute favourite places in the world.

    Any opera-goers in the crowd?

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    Ive seen a few productions of Gilbert and Sullivan operettas but never anything that wasn’t performed in English. Broader horizons are never a bad thing.
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    You'll probably enjoy it MORE if you read the story before hand (even if it is an English-language production). It's easy to get lost in reading super/sub titles during the performance and missing the large part of being there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbkrmike View Post
    I am grateful my GF is worldly, highly intelligent and not afraid to veer a little off the beaten path at times. A welcome diversion from debating spoke nipple colours.
    What's to debate? There's Purple Ano, then there's everything else.
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    Those of us who work in the theater business will collect tee shirts. One states “Life is short, Opera is long”.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vader View Post
    Wow. I didn’t remember this. Good recall.
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    Quote Originally Posted by *OneSpeed* View Post
    What's to debate? There's Purple Ano, then there's everything else.
    Seconded-

    Vote for girlfriends with purple ano nipples !!
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    Hahaha.

    So I went. Given the incredibly positive crowd response start to finish, I felt like I was taking the last seat away from many others who would have appreciated it a lot more than me. I had some trouble focusing on the voices because there were subtitles being shown above the stage. While the subtitles were necessary to help me better understand what was going on (I had read a plot summary beforehand), they detracted from truly appreciating the talent being exhibited by the opera singers. While it wasn’t my jam, it was not until afterwards when I thought about it that I truly appreciated the efforts of the cast members.

    There were 4 of us who went. Over post-performance drinks, I asked everyone to rate the experience. There were two 8s, a 7.5 and I responded with a 2.5, which I later raised to a 6.5 after it sunk in that the performers did what they did all night long (and yeah, it was a loooooong night) without the aid of microphones or any voice assistance.

    I’m glad I went. I will continue to go to operas, ballets and the like. In addition to pleasing my GF, it’s probably not a bad thing to make an effort to experience things far beyond my interest zone.

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    As I'm getting older, I'm getting deafer, and this helps me sit through an opera with little trouble. I usually sleep through about half of it, too.

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