Wednesday, April 25, 2012

A Night At The Opera!

We have passed the Opera House hundreds of times and each time we would say, "Someday let's go to the Opera!" (time could be the problem). Well, that night finally came. And we had some educated escorts to take us there. Above in front of the Grand Theatre-National Opera: (L to R): Ola and Justyna (Dominik's friends), Wanda and Wojciek (Dominik's Grandparents), and Dominik. This magnificent structure was built in 1833. Like everything else in Warsaw, during the Warsaw Uprising it was almost completely destroyed except for the facade above the entrance. When it was rebuilt in 1965, it was one of the best equipped, state-of-the-art theatres in Europe.
Inside the Opera House. Can you spot President Nielson? He would feel a little more at home in a sports stadium, but he was excited to come. He was taking a few calls before the opera started. Outside the theatre, Dominik, his Grandparents and I were touring the building. Wojciek and Wanda are fans of the theatre. It was nice to go with someone who knew their way around. This foyer was full of beautiful glass sculptures that were all handblown in Poland, of course! During each of the Intermissions, we would see more of the beautiful statues, costumes and other artifacts this great building had to offer. These great people have been here hundreds and hundreds of times over many years. They can tell us some much history its unbelievable. A great time was had by all. It was so nice to go out to a cultural event. Thank you, Wojciek, Wanda and Dominik, for making it memorable! I thought these two were discussing the Opera but actually they were planning the next issue of the Dobra Strona...

1 comment:

  1. What a fun outing. You didn't tell us what opera you saw!


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