Tuesday, November 9, 2010

A Night at the Opera

Bursts of applause and cheers of "Bravo!"... A stage covered in rose petals and actors taking their bows.

Friday night was my first time at the opera and I loved it!
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Three girlfriends and I went to see Madame Butterfly - it was really beautiful. The whole thing was sung in Italian, and I recognized one of the haunting tunes they sung. I had heard it before, but never realized that it was Puccini's Madame Butterfly. It was lovely.

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The story takes place in Japan, when a lieutenant in the US army marries a beautiful Japanese girl with a name that perfectly describes her fragile beauty. I won't give away any more details - I highly recommend you go see it!

After enjoying the opera, there was cake to be had. What's the Opera without sweets afterward? So of course I indulged in a rich slice of Black Russian Cake.

How was your weekend, my friendlets?

PS. CALLING ALL SO-CAL BLOGGERS! I am hosting my third annual SoCal Bloggers meetup. Email me at spotty_zebra@hotmail.com if you are free the afternoon of Saturday, January 1st and want more info! Here are links to the previous ones: here and here.

29 comments:

lisaroyhandbags said...

sounds like such a fun night! I've never been to a real opera before and I hope that someday I can persuade my man to join me. that cake looks divine!! :)

Melanie's Randomness said...

I LOVE the opera. It's a place I don't get to go to as often as I'd like. You saw Madame Butterfly? You are so lucky! I saw Carmen once it was just beautiful! That Russian cake looks soo good too! =)

Melanie's Randomness

Nicole said...

You ladies looked so beautiful! I've never been to an opera before, but the idea of getting dolled up to see a show sounds like so much fun! Also, Madame Butterfly sounds like it has a really great story. Perhaps, I may be biased because my boyfriend is in the military and my ears now perk up at any military-associated film/book/show that I hear.

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

Love your dress- fun girls night out :)

Sam said...

You all look lovely! What pretty girls!!! And yes please to the cake :)

Dancing Branflake said...

Oh, you guys are so stylish! Whenever I come to your blog I feel like I'm reading a book. And that cake looks so good- great photo! I love Madame Butterfly. Have you ever heard of M. Butterfly? It's an interesting take on the classic.

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

you look gorgeous! yummy cake! how fun! xo

a whole lotta love said...

the whole evening sounds delightful! and you all look gorgeous.

Styles 'n Cream said...

It sounds like you had a fabulous time. I still haven;t been to the Opera at all. Maybe i can add that to my list of 100 things to do before I die ...

Have a lovely day!

P.S. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Kate said...

do you draw the beautiful pieces at the top of each post? i just love them.

Vanessa said...

What a great weekend! I agree, the opera is wonderful, I wonder why I don't make an effort to do things like that more often? My weekend was pretty good... but not opera good :-)

Tali Schiffer said...

I have to say, I have never been to the Opera. How classy! Glad you had such a wonderful night, and that Russian cake is making my belly yell at me for not feeding it to her...

Ashley said...

D,

How fun is that? P.S. You look totally ravishing in your dress! My first opera I went with my Bryan. We had an awesome experience because the show was completely opera friendly. They set the circumstances in a modern context, Mod sixties (so the costumes were such fun!) Then they had a screen with translations of the lyrics so we knew what the Italian was saying. We loved it!

Glad you had a great time.


Ashley

Natalie said...

This is random, but I love your dress!

this free bird said...

I was only to the opera once, but did really enjoy it. Now if the cake had been there - I might have gone back again and again and again!!

hehe

xo,
Carrie

Caroline said...

So good to hear that you had a lovely time! I had a wonderfully unproductive weekend... although I'm paying for it now!

candy apples said...

Wow I've never been to the opera, but it sounds like it was a fun night :) You girls look beautiful and the cake looks yummy♥

Thanks for commenting on my blog :D I'm following!

xoxo
Ai

Renee said...

I've never been to the opera. I didn't think I would be able to tell what the story line is if it's in another language. I do love getting dressed up to go out though, and you guys look great!

Notes from Holly St. said...

how fun..you girls look lovely! i've never been to the opera but it's definitely on my things to do list :)

Kristin said...

just like Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman! (well, except for the whole prostitute thing..)

tee hee -- glad you had such a fun night! your dress was adorable!

CHECKS AND SPOTS said...

I've always wanted to go to the Opera, but have never been. Sounds like you had such an incredible time - and what perfect way to top the night off than with such a decadent cake!

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Madeline... said...

Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog the other day! Means a lot...

I would LOVE to meet up in SoCal (I'm in Santa Barbara currently)...if I'm still in town during the holidays, it sounds like a fantastic time!

<3 Maddie
www.spidatter.com

Signe said...

Aaw, this looks like a perfect evening with the girls :)
And I have never seen an opera, need to get that sorted one of these days!!

Tender Branson said...

A black russian cake can certainly top off any evening. Did they really have rose petals on the stage? I always wondered if that was a movie thing or indeed happens.

Barbara said...

What fun you had! And what a lovely opera to choose. I saw it years ago and remember crying!

Wish I could come to your blogger meetup!

The Drone said...

I absolutely love your graphic art!

Kristin said...

The hubs and I were just talking about how we don't go to the theater enough last night! You ladies looked gorgeous!

Liezy said...

Where did you get your dress? What brand is it? I have seen it on a few people and I am dying to purchase it.

Thanks
Liz

Holly Knitlightly said...

It sounds like you had such a lovely night! You all looked so beautiful, and that cake looks delicious! Mmm.