In our last post, our intrepid villain was lying beneath a blanket of stars, watching swirling laser lights and feeling more than a little joyous from the experience. What would happen next? Would she find another live event in February? Would it be similar to the laser show? Would she try something completely different? Stay tuned for the next installment of the Abysmal Witch’s Quest 2012!
February brought with it something completely different. The cold winds were blowing, the world spinning, it was time to do something I had never done before.
I went to the opera.
That’s right. Opera. My very first time. I went to UBC’s Student Opera because, well, I could afford it. Quests have to be doable on multiple levels, you know! Luckily for me, my friend Holly enjoys opera and so I did not need to go alone. Phew! In case you are wondering, we saw Rusalka which is a Czech opera that is a version of the Little Mermaid. Very different from Disney, I hasten to add. Stage was beautiful & simple but I was much surprised by the big ass screen hovering over the top of the stage.
I came to love that screen.
It told me everything I didn’t understand from listening to the singing. Thank gods for surtitles.
And yes, the singing was lovely. I did not sit there and contemplate just how much longer until FREEDOM which I take to be a good sign. I was ready to go by the end, though. I thought the male lead was a bit of an ass, but then, the male lead of the Little Mermaid always seems to be a bit of an ass. The nature of the role I tend to believe.
Ran into some pagan friends there and I had a lovely discussion about the OTO during intermission while Holly chatted with someone else we know. It’s a small world, you know.
So the year started with a rock laser show and then we moved over to classical opera. Where next? you ask? Our intrepid questing villainess, what roads did she next travel? What entertainment lures were thrown across her path that she found herself having to follow with cries of “Shiny!”?
You’ll have to wait for the next installment of Abysmal Questing 2012.