September 25, 2007
The Opera ...in Times Square??
So last night I experienced the opera like never before! Lucia di Lammermoor was transmitted to the big screen in Times Square in celebration of Opening Night for the start of the 2007-2008 season, and was free for all!
Natalie Dessay offered a phenomenal performance as Lucia that totally transformed the the story to real life. As you re-live the dramatic turn of events that are so close to reality, you forget that the opera is based on a true story that is over three centuries old.
The direction was great and the vocalists were amazing. Though this was not my first time attending the opera, it certainly was my first time in well over ten years... and from the sidewalk (street) theatre that closed off Broadway at Times Square, for about five blocks!
Love free theatre... Would I pay to see it? Absolutely!!
...do it with Style, and seal it with a Kiss!