Monday, August 02, 2010

A visit to the Arena di Verona

This is the Arena di Verona with the sets for Aida stored just outside.  We were there for Butterfly.

 While we search for out entry gate, there are these lovely policemen on horseback.  The steps on the left side are not so steep as those on the right.

The space available for the set is vast.

 When the orchestra is in and the opera is ready to start, someone in costume for the opera comes out and rings a gong.

 Members of the audience light candles.

 The conductor enters with his escort.

And the opera begins.

The artists come over to bow on our side.

Now that I'm home I'm trying to make up for the absence of photographs.

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