#17 Attend an opera?

It was not my intention to attend an opera.  I thought I was going to see a play.  Mary Ann expressed an interest in seeing “Evita” at the Olney Theatre.   I made the arrangements to go to the play and go out to dinner on July 13, 2016.  The ‘play’ was pretty good.  I started getting leery that this was not a play.  I thought “OK, this is a musical”.  As we watched it from our mezzanine seats I noticed more and more that there was no talking.  With no talking, there is no way to ‘break out in a song’.  So it wasn’t a play or a musical.  It was an opera.  Oh, there may have been a few short sentences that were not in tune, but basically it was an opera.   Regardless, it was a good opera.  All the singing was in English, so you could follow it.  There was plenty of dancing, too.  Oh, what did I get into?  The singing and dancing were good.

“Evita” was a good story.  It was written to document Eva Peron’s life, the First Lady of Argentina from 1946 to 1952, the wife of Juan Peron.  It features the famous song “Don’t Cry For Me Argentina”.  (I didn’t cry).

This retirement experience was not on my list.  It sort of just happened.  This was the first opera that I have ever been to see (that I know of or will admit to seeing).  Will it be my last?  Stay tuned…

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