Sunday, July 5, 2015

Top Performances --- Day 4/157

Walk: SF Opera House (The Marriage of Figaro)
Distance: 4.5 miles and small yoga/stretch

Ciwt was torn: stay for the end of the opera or leave after an intermission and go home to see the last hour of the U.S. Soccer match?   But, then the pre-opera lecturer solved her problem:

According to him The Marriage of Figaro is the Best Opera Ever. Image result for the marriage of figaro at sf opera But he did allow for personal preference on that.  Not so on the finale of the 2nd Act.  Mozart actually set out to create a synthesis of musical and theatrical complexity beyond anything any theater or opera-goer had ever experienced.  And, according to our lecturer, it is universally acknowledged that he succeeded and the finale of the second act is The supreme operatic (40 minute) moment.  So, when Ciwt left to walk home after the second intermission, she felt a bit sad, but also that she had been able to see uniquely superior operatic accomplishment.

And, when she got home, she was able to witness another uniquely superior moment when the U.S. Women's Soccer Team won the 2015 World Cup!  Image for the news result

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