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Friday, May 08, 2009
A night at the opera
The Portland Opera recently sent out emails to local bloggers with little knowledge of their wing of the live theater community. After admitting that I hadn't been to an opera since a friend's mother played in the chorus of a Carmina Burana production in the mid-90s, I accepted their invite to live-blog tonight's performance of Rigoletto. I'm dragging my sister Shanna along and we'll be joined by all of these fine, upstanding new media-types this evening at the company's first ever Blogger Night @ The Opera. The show starts at 7:30 but we'll all be blogging in the lobby beforehand.
I'm not sure what to expect, having never really been to an opera, let alone reported from one live. I assume that various opera aficionados will come up to us in the lobby and the ensuing conversations with the crowd will go something like this:
Opera patrons all behave like 19th century blue bloods and Veruca Salt, right?
Well, if I'm wrong I'll soon be corrected. Willful ignorance? Naive presumptions? It's probably going to be a rough night for you two....