Thursday, September 14, 2006

Turandot

Turandot is one of my favorite opera. We played the last aria from Turandot at our wedding where Turandot discovers the true meaning of love. Her suitor offers her his life even though he's won the challenge to marry her.

I know I was an opera lover when I was almost moved to tears by the plight of a mother who accidentally threw her own child into the fire instead of the child of her arch enemy. Not something I'd condone in real life, but in the opera it all makes sense.

2 comments:

Crunchy Carpets said...

I like Turandot too.

Though Madame Butterfly is the one that makes me cry everytime.

Glennia said...

Turandot was the first opera I ever saw live. It was magical. Fabulous costumes, sets, and lighting. Thanks for bringing back that memory!