If someone had told me ten years ago that I would have so looked forward to and enjoyed an evening at the opera, I would have laughed at them. But thanks to my life partner, Adi, I’ve made significant progress in expanding my cultural influences. Wagner’s Die Walküre is probably the 12th opera I’ve seen in my life and it’s definitely my favorite, as is the case for many.
Clocking in at 5 hours including intermissions, it’s an evening one has to be prepared for mentally and physically! Last night’s performance of Die Walküre was so captivating and memorable that I managed to not even get close to nodding off, which is often the case for me when I’m sitting in a dark, warm room for several hours—despite how much I might like the performance.
The use of wooden planks with video images broadcast upon them is unlike anything I had ever seen.
The music and cast were equally stunning. Perhaps my favorite—both to look at (albeit from a distance) and listen to—was Jonas Kauffman, who played Siegmund.
famous on the fancy dress circuit. I proudly walked with and photographed Nina with her hat, for which she received several compliments and a few odd looks from people not so comfortable in their own skin.
All in all, a memorable and enchanting evening that I will always remember. See, I can love more than just Rupaul’s Drag Race!