Saturday, August 13, 2011
The OPERA AIDA, Verona, Italy
Angela and I enjoyed a lovely girls night out together. We got tickets to go to the Opera in Verona.
We went to see Aida! Aida is a Egyptian opera about a slave girl and a military hero who fall in love. The biggest problem with their relationship is that Aida is the servant to the princess who is also in love with ???.
It is a beautiful LOVE STORY!
Boy was I in for a big surprise... The stone "steps" were almost to my waist. The romans must have been 7-8 ft tall if these were "steps" for them!
I had lasagna. It isnt like American Lasagna. It has barely any sauce on it!
I really enjoyed it! The costume's, music, scenery, singers and actors were all AMAZING!
After about 45 minutes of waiting for the opera to start again, a group of what must have been Americans, started the wave! It took a couple of trys for it to catch on, and let me tell you Angela and I tried our hardest to get it going too!
Soon we saw THOUSANDS of Italians jumping up to do the wave! You could spot the Americans in the crowd. We were the noisy ones! I guess in Italy you dont yell as you do the wave! But we DO!!!! LOL
I will have to post the video separately. It is too big of a file for this post!
It took a total of about an hour for the forcast to come back saying that was all of the sprinkle and the opera resumed. When it did Angela and I had much better seats because we took the seats of the people who had hightailed it home!!!
We enjoyed our treats while the Italians fought to get out of the parking garage and down the tiny streets, racing to get home! We had a WONDERFUL evening! I will NEVER forget my first opera!