Anyway, my Valentine's Day was quiet and restful. I managed to cook some pork sinigang. This dish always comforts me especially in the winter. The highlight of my day wasn't the food or the horror flick, but these tickets.
Last week, I was able to snag these opera tickets online, and they arrived today. I will be seeing "Peter Grimes" in March and "Turandot" in June. I am very excited most especially for Giacomo Puccini's "Turandot." Here's a short description of both opera:
- "Peter Grimes"- Peter Grimes is accused of murder when his apprentices keep mysteriously dying. Only Ellen Orford has faith in the tortured fisherman, but even that is not enough to save him. Britten’s turbulent, sea-tossed score, conducted by Ilan Volkov, comes vividly to life in Paul Curran’s psychologically gripping production. (From the Washington National Opera website)
- "Turandot" - In ancient China, any brave suitor seeking the hand of Princess Turandot is subjected to three impossible riddles. Failure means certain death, but Calaf risks everything in Puccini's celebrated opera of soaring melodies, including the sublime “Nessun dorma.” (From the Washington National Opera website)