At times I have to admit I felt like I was watching a Soap Opera (hmmm maybe that is why they came up with that name). The melodramatic moments and the over emphasis was sometimes comical to watch. I know this isn’t proper “Opera Etiquette” but it was an experience.
Russ and I did comment at the end when Cynthia Lawrence (who plays Flora Tosca) had her “bow”, purely a “Diva Moment” devouring the audiences’ applause. It reminded me of Mimmie Drivers’ version of Carlotta in the movie Phantom of the Opera. For all of you who didn’t see the movie, her famous line is “they Lovaba me, they Lovaba me” (strong Italian accent) HAHAHAHA.
Any ways this was a great performance and I had a fantastic time. I will definitely see another one, but I will have to see what the 2007/2008 Season will bring. I do believe La Boehme will be one of them.