2005-05-21

Watching The Tales of Hoffmann (2005-05-20)

Dinner was a disaster due to delays (which nearly led to standing outside McCaw Hall for Act I), but Seattle Opera's Les Contes D'Hoffmann was a good first opera for Ryan and first-opera-in-a-long-time for me. The storyline was straightforward, consisting mostly of three short stories of the poet Hoffmann's ill-fated love for a mechanical doll, a sick singer, and deceptive courtesan. Connecting these stories is the story of Hoffmann's relationship with his Stella and his disguised Muse.

3 comments:

Jason said...

Dancing, glow in the dark beer bottles as an introduction in an opera containing robots, doesn't get much better than that.

I enjoyed the evening quite a bit after we were in our seats at the opera, before that was a bit interesting. Although I enjoyed Ryan's piano performances and starting to cook the disasterous meal.

Tiffany said...

At least the stuffed mushrooms were good. Next time, Jason and I will bring our own ingredients. :-)

William said...

I'm glad Ryan's piano performance was good. Perhaps we could host a performance party (maybe in late August).