Belated Edition: My Birthday Gift

Wednesday, March 14, 2012
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So this past February I celebrated my birthday once again. And for this year, I decided to give the gift to myself when hubby asked what I wanted. I told him that I wanted to go to the opera. And not just any opera, I have to watch The Phantom of the Opera which was having quite a run at the Teatro at Monte Casino.

It took a lot of prodding and convincing to even get hubby to step foot at the Teatro. Opera was not his strong suit and when mentioned, The Phantom of the Opera means nothing to him. But I insisted. And so he relented.

Our seats were right in front of the stage, first row. The orchestra was situated just in front and underneath us. The cast was simply brilliant. Every song, every sound, every scene was as magnificent as the next. The costumes were stunning. The singing was faultless. The voices of the Phantom and Christine gave me goosebumps all throughout.

I laughed, I oohed and aahed, I cried. It was everything I had hoped it would be.

Hubby, on the other hand, was not totally impressed. He liked the whole feel of the opera although he had no idea of the storyline and had no interest in the singing. He had more fun watching the orchestra conductor waving his wand around and singing silently to the music. Thus, it was declared that even sitting through two and a half hours of the opera, it was still not his cup of tea.

I'm glad he did it for me though. Another shared experience off the bucket list! Happy 36 to me!

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