I saw my first opera last night at the Calumet Theatre. It was La Cenerentola, which is a version of Cinderella. It was in Italian with surtitles above the stage. Sadly, the surtitles were not complete, but it was enough to give an overall impression of what was being said.
I thoroughly enjoyed it, and will be purchasing tickets for the other opera that will be in the area in July (the ticket to this one was a comp ticket given to me by Peter). Cinderella had a superb voice, and I was just able to feel her emotions. The prince on the other hand didn’t come across as well in my mind. In talking to my friend Kevin, who came along, I found I wasn’t alone in the assessment.
All in all though, it was a wonderful use of an evening, and I hope to be able to go to more in the future.