SPEAKING OF OPERA, a GreeneLander who recently returned from an Italian sojourn shared these notes with our bloggeroos.
, it’s easier to attend an opera than to see one. The great opera houses are giant tubes. Most of the seats are in boxes, bulging out away from the sides of the stage. And in about half the cases, they are buttressed reinforced with columns that are placed in front of the box seats. Occupants of the first row in a box can see the show okay if they lean out, but people behind them are obliged to concentrate on the sound. Which is apt to be quite wonderful. Italy
English-speaking visitors swarm over
MEANWHILE, BETWEEN THE ACTS >>”Please throw sanitary pads and similar into the trash below.” >>”This service is hygienized automatically after every use.” >>”Rest Room closed except for special events.”
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