by Birgit S.
We were a small group of seven women, meeting for a meal and/or drink at the restaurant “Opera” opposite the Opernhaus. We had tickets, subsidized with 10 Euros by our club, for the performance of the opera Barber of Seville by Gioachino Rossini (after the comedy by Caron de Beaumarchais). The performance was in Italian with sub-titles shown above the stage in German.
I am quoting from Adele’s spontaneous email received the next day: “Last night was just great! I have to say those voices in Barber of Seville were as good as most singers I have heard in NY at the Met. I thought the production was well-acted, too. It was amusing, as it was meant to be, and really delightful and I am so glad I went.” There is very little I could add and it surely was an evening to be remembered by all of us.
originally published in Currents June/July 2008