I elborated on the pen.
I envy your eye.
The MEt's 2001 season wasn't set to officially open till September 24th. After the World Trade Center disaster, they opened two nights early, on 9/22, and raised more than $2 million for disaster relief.The performance was even broadcast outside the opera; people gathered in the plaza to watch. The performance was Otello, with none other than Placido Domingo playing the lead. (Interestingly, Pavarotti cancelled later that same season, due to his health.)
All info taken from the Met's website. :)
Ooh! Was it the Met then? I guess I had some misinformation or I mixed it up between now and when I read the article.
"And there's nowhere to hide from these thoughts from my mind, its cold in these bones of a man and a child..."
I fell in love with that show this summer. Must see.... Muuuust...
Oh it's goooooood. The live show is way better then the soundtrack.. and I love the soundtrack. =)
you've seen it?!?!?!?
I do not. :)
I hadn't been back to New York since I lived there years ago.. and I went and I saw that, and Moon for the Misbegotten and The Pirate Queen, and Les Miserables. It was time for me to be back.
You know next fall they're doing a tour a national tour of SA?
I'm not so sure...by the time of the performance, the southern tip of Manhattan was essentially restricted. People in Midtown, what could they do? Watch the event being repeated over and over again on TV? I imagine phone lines were still likely jammed. By that time some people probably needed a distraction.
I would think it a good thing if the opera company left it to the audience to decide if performing was appropriate. Grief and shock surfaces in many ways and I imagine many people were already so overloaded with the events that they needed to take their minds off of it for a few hours. Some may even show up in defiance of the terrorists' actions. So if people showed up, why not perform?
I'm gonna disagree with you. I think the arts are a wonderful way for people to connect with each other, and escape all at the same time. All of these people were going thru anguish and terrible fear, and they needed a couple hours away from the horrors that surrounded them. I doubt that people were hysterically laughing in thier seats. I think it was a way for people to connect beautifully and emotionally in a safe environment after a great deal of tragedy.
Much better then the show I saw by the Twin Towers the time I was dragged there when I lived in the city. There were people hawking tacky WTC snow globes and pendants to wear around your neck, and people and tourists laughing and getting thier pictures taken, giving thumbs up, making out, etc in front of ground zero.
Give me an opera any day over that.
Yikes. That's.. something. He was solid.
Hey! My two-year-old nephew was trying to sing me the Wonder Pets song! I thought of you. <3
Aww!! =) It's a great one. How'd he do, Auntie?
I think it was a combination of me never seeing it and him not speaking recognizable English at this point, but my sister had to tell me what it was. So cute. I'm pretty sure you'd have guessed it, though. Very quickly. (o:
What a creepy, creepy show.
lol! You think Wonder Pets is creepy? You should watch Boohbah. haha! ;)
If I tried spinning a pen or anything else like that, someone would lose an eye.
So thats what happened to Mad-eye Moody's other eye...
Sorry, I thought I would throw in a Harry Potter joke.
Yeah, me too. It's.. not a good idea. There'd be ink every where because I chew on the ends of mine. haha