Having an Opera Day

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One of the things that brought us together initially, was the fact that both John and I were (and still are) big opera fans.  When we met, I had seasons tickets to the Houston Grand Opera , and we used to go together frequently….or I would go by myself….or I would go with my best mate, Katie or with my kids.

We are an opera family.  While still a high school student, my  son used to be an usher at the Houston Grand Opera, which allowed him to see all of the operas free of charge.   He has loved opera since.  I took all of my kids with me, however.  Again…we are an opera family.

I saw Pavarotti sing Nessun Dorma and other of his “greatest hits” in person, upon a number of occasions, thanks to dear Katie, and still weep at the notion of his no longer being among the living. He was magnificent!  I was never fortunate enough to see him in an actual opera, however.

John and I both adore Puccini’s operas and have been listening to them this morning with the windows open, the cool breeze blowing in and the flowers blooming everywhere outside. This is another day in which the temperature is mild and absolutely perfect. (These Portland springs and summers make the dark winters well worth the wait. )

As I write this, we are listening to Pavarotti sing Turandot.  There are simply no words to describe how beautiful this music is!  It really brings out the romance in my husband, too.   🙂

Fell in love with him all over again today.

This, my friends, is a beautiful day.

Thank you, opera.

2 responses »

  1. What a beautiful post! Love it! My husband and I too fell in love over Opera & traveling Europe… I’m pretty sure we fell in love on the phone when he called to ask if I wanted to get season tickets with him and we just talked for hours! Great to see we’re not the only ones! 😉

    • Delightful! I am happy to hear this.

      My husband has a theory. He writes plays and we are both film critics. His theory is that if you want to save a bad film or play, simply add an operatic soundtrack and it will revive it. There is some universal force that opera imparts. It enters through the spinal column, it seems, and permeates the entire body and brain, giving human beings a preview of euphoria…of heaven…of perfection.

      It is very nice to meet someone that also appreciates it and that also found love because of it.

      Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

      Stacy

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