Thursday, October 18, 2007

The Flying Dutchman

Last night Bryan and I went and saw the opera "The Flying Dutchman". It was a nice evening. We went to dinner first at the Olive Garden, then we walked over to the theater.

The opera was an interesting story. It was about a sailor who had been cursed to sail the seas and could only go on land once every 7 years. The curse could only be broken by finding a woman to love him, and be faithful to him to her death.

The opera was good, but not one of my favorites. I think the orchestra was the best part. Especially the overture. You could almost feel the rolling ocean in the orchestra music.

You can tell the story was written over 150 years ago. A ship's captain meets the Flying Dutchman and agreed to arrange a marriage to his pride and joy daughter, Senta, for a shipload of treasures. Senta was going to sacrifice her life to save the dutchman who she never met, and was also going to be an obedient daughter and pledge her love and life to the dutchman. To add interest to the story, a hunter also loves Senta.


Sondra said...

I'm jealous! How cool is going to the opera with your husband! What a good hubby you have!

I love the picture!

Traci said...

Sounds like a fun date!!!! Brandon and I went to see Les Mis about 6months ago- it was with high school students and they did a wonderful job!

Tiffany said...

I hate opera music, but I think I wouldn't mind seeing one.

Kris said...

Sounds lovely, Kat. I would love to have seen it. An interesting story.

Katrina said...

Tiff, I hated opera when I was your age too. But now I like a lot of it. You may actually like some of the music when you go to the opera in person. The costumes, the setting, the orchestra, the acting, and the story all combine with the passionate music to really get your emotions going. It's really much easier to get into it when you go and see it for yourself. There have been some that have actually had me teary eyed. If you ever want to try for yourself, let me know. You can try it out with me.