I'd posted about going to the documentaries festival and here which is how I first found out about the opera show. I have to tell you that one of the reasons my son came with me was curiosity; not to see an opera, but to see if the place was really haunted. In 1951, a water heater exploded in the lobby, injuring several people and killing one boy. It is believed that the boy still haunts the theatre.
website. from the CABQ (official city)
Expecting it to be crowded, we sat upstairs and this is a photo I took of the view looking up to the ceiling on the sides. There are creepy buffalo skulls and red lights giving it a completely ominous aura.
I couldn't pass up going, especially when it was free! We both enjoyed the show even more when we realized that there were subtitles to the Italian singing and lots of close ups of the actors. I
Aida is an Ethiopian princess in love with an Egyptian warrior, Radames. She is captured and made a slave to the Egyptian princess, Amneris, who also loves Radames. Amneris's father, the Pharaoh, offers Radames his daughter's hand in marriage, but Radames loves Aida. He also loves his country, Egypt. When he realizes he has betrayed Egypt because of his love for Aida, he turns himself in, dishonored, to face his punishment, his death. He is put in a sealed tomb and discovers Aida waiting for him in the dark. How tragically romantic!!
The costumes were beautiful and the singing was awesome. We saw the La Scala production and the encore was spectacular, with roses and roses being thrown to the actors who came out again and again for their encores. Needless to say, we were very impressed.
Opera House - song: Five Years, artist: David Bowie, album: TRAFOZSATSFM