Wednesday, May 11, 2011

die walküre

back story:

1.
jb loves wagner. 
he took a whole class on him. 
and the ring cycle.

2.
i was walking by lincoln center last august
and saw a sign for the Met's 2010-2011 opera season, 
guess what was playing?
wagner's ring
(only the first two parts, but still)


so obviously i bought tickets.


i tried to get tickets to both parts, 
but $600 for an opera is a little out of my price range.


so i got tickets to die walküre.
(part 2)




all 5 hours of it. 


crazy pants. 




i got to go to the met. 
on a school night.
and drink champagne.



rockstar.







and they have some crazy amazing chandeliers. 


i want 'em in my house, 
real bad.












i could lie and say every time i took a picture in the lobby
i wasn't trying to get the chandeliers in the shot
but that just wouldn't be true. 

i mean they are too flippin' cool.




also, james levine was the conductor.
and apparently he is supposed to be kind of a big deal.

so that was cool.




luckily for me, 
they had a plot synopsis
so i could brush up before the opera started. 


 



and if i'm being totally honest,
this thing was great because
now i would know what was going on when i woke up.



yeah, i'm that loser who goes to the opera and falls asleep.
but it was five hours. 
 
 
and i wasn't as much of a loser as the creep i was sitting next to. 
sweatpants with hugely stuffed pockets.
not cool.

add to that creepy throat clearing.
death. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
bottom line ---



it was totally cool. 




plus, i feel like such a rebel going out on a school night.
nerd.