Sunday, August 14, 2011
Friday family time. Saturday opera fix watching Madame Butterfly.
I spent my Friday night at my Granny's place for a long awaited sleep over. She has been in South Africa visiting the family for the last few months and I have really missed her so I took the trip up to Cleveland with my mum for a visit. As per usual there was amazing curry on arrival and I felt like a little girl again receiving one of Granny's special cuddles.
My mum had plans to see an opera with one of her friends so I tagged along to see Madame Butterfly, the opera.
The opera was about a Japanese beauty who was married off to an asshole American (excuse my French..) thinking that her marriage was real and it would last forever. Long story short, she has a child to him, waits 3 years for him to return to Japan and be with her only to find he has moved on and remarried. She is devastated when he returns with his new wife and asks to take the child and she kills herself with her own sword.
The pain that she endures throughout the show is almost unbearable to watch as she grieves with every ounce of her body and projects her agony through her voice. The voice itself was amazing, but the story line really captivated me.
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