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November 8, 2012
Marraige of Figaro
On election night, I went to a dress rehearsal for The Marriage of Figaro written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. This Italian Opera premiered at the Burgtheater in Vienna on May 1st, 1786. When I entered the Bob Carr Theater, it was virtually empty and I sat in the second row and immediately started sketching the stage. The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra was also on stage behind the limited set pieces. Soprano, Maureen O'Flynn, who played Susanna, walked on stage and arranged a wedding dress she placed on an arm chair. Baratone, Maurian Pop who was playing Count Almavia checked the set door to see how is swung open.
day of madness."
I didn't understand a word that was sung and since I was sketching and I didn't have time to read the projected subtitles. Some things are so beautiful they don't need to be understood, just felt. The music is memorable and timeless. In the end there is forgiveness and absolution, every lover finds their mate. I should note that these are the first sketches I did with a Noodler's Ahab Flex Nib Fountain Pen.
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