Jan. 21st, 2014

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Last night we went to dinner and the opera - a much appreciated night out after weeks of austerity.

We had dinner at Bistro 222, which I picked for it's proximity to the theatre and it's small plate focused menu (easier to pay less). I ended up getting the paella because it had sturgeon, a fish I had never had before, and it was delicious. Nick got a delicious pizza with artisanal imported meats.

Sturgeon Paella

The opera was La Traviata - which was the first opera I ever saw, back in college at the Flynn Theatre in Burlington, VT (my honors program paid for all of us to go - it was a first for all of us and I'm sure it created many future patrons). Since then I think I have seen 10 more (Carmen, Aida, The Queen of Spades, La Boheme, Madama Butterfly, Don Pasquale, The Flying Dutchman, Faust, Lucia di Lammermore, and Don Giovanni)?

This performance was middling - Violetta was good and so was Alfredo's father, but the sets were very boring and the chorus and the orchestra too quiet. The Capitol Theatre is a smaller theatre, so all the seats are pretty good - this was our view:

La Traviata

But, of course, half of the fun of the opera is dressing up, especially in a dress that hasn't fit you in a few years :)

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