On Wednesday past, Wicked Thistle and Doris Rose MacBean had the distinct pleasure of the annual pilgrimage to the world famous Santa Fe Opera to join our Pagosa friends for a delightful pre-concert picnic and show. They found a table in a small grove near the pavillion and we enjoyed garlic green beans, tomato-mozarella salad, crash hot potatoes, stir fry chicken, gooey lucious chocolate pastry accompanied by a delightful Reisling.
A slight summer sprinkle ended the festivities but we moved to the pavillion as our hosts insisted we take their front row seats for this breathtaking production of Figaro. well...okay...
I have seen a few operas and performed in a few small produtions, but this was far in a way one of the best I have ever seen. The music was divine, the production was unique, visually alluring and memorable. Each performer did a vital and captivating job.
Although the opera is quite long--over three hours, it was so memorable that I am still cought in the *afterglow* of this wonderful experience. I have always liked opera, but as I grow in years and taste-the enjoyment seems to become deeper and richer like a well aged wine. I cannot wait for the next taste.