Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Marriage of Figaro

Come Friday evening, this labrat will set aside my labcoat and instead don red brocade and black chiffon. The occasion? A girl's night out to see a full scale production of Mozart's Marriage of Figaro.

It has been an opera I have been wanting to see for years. I do believe it is Mozart's most beloved opera. Nothing can keep me from going.

For those interested, here is Sull'Aria from the Marriage of Figaro. I would like to say it is perhaps the most beautiful duet I have ever heard:


Blogger Miz Minka said...

Beautiful indeed!

Brocade and chiffon... So, people in your neck of the woods actually still get dressed up for the Opera? Here at the freaky Left Coast, I've seen people come in shorts and sandals. No class at all.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008 4:32:00 PM  
Blogger Katie said...

I am so looking forward to beautiful.

I have been raised "properly" so to speak. I get all dressed up and dolled up when it comes to the theatre. I really don't care what others are wearing (I have seen the sandals bit) and wear what one is supposed to wear to an opera (evening attire).

I am hoping that since this is an opera, people will mind their manners and wear nice evening attire--as I will.

My outfit: Red brocade corset with black chiffon evening jacket and black chiffon palazzo pants. I will bring along my black silk velvet opera coat to chase away an evening chill when the opera lets out. Lovely red dangle earrings with an antique finish to match the top and the rest of the outfit.

Maybe it is a European thing, but I have been raised to always dress nice for such an occasion. Every day wear is not appropriate for such a thing.

Thursday, September 25, 2008 3:27:00 PM  
Blogger Miz Minka said...

Your outfit sounds gorgeous! Beautiful garb for a beautiful evening. Perfect! And you're right: everyday wear is not appropriate.

I'm going to send you a picture of my opera gown (as soon as I can track it down, I think it's on my other computer). It's slinky back velvet, spaghetti straps, a medium-lowish back with criss-crossing straps, and it looks as if it was tailored for me. Nope, off the rack at Ross. One of those once-in-a-lifetime buys. I usually pair the dress with my favorite black velvet high heels and a velvet shawl. The problem here isn't the chill outside, it's the air conditioning inside the theater/opera venues. Brrr.

Thursday, September 25, 2008 4:15:00 PM  

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