So i decided it would be an interesting treat to try a night at the Opera, since it's in the neighbourhood and its kinda suppose to be a big deal. I splurged out on a middle range ticket for Strauss' ELEKTRA, a dark, axe wielding tale of murder and revenge. And not to forget the Bastille Opera House was designed by a Canadian, as were opera surtitles, first used by the Canadian Opera Company in a production of ELEKTRA in 1983.
Bastille Opera selfie.
My purchased seat was in the last row of the 'parterre' but just before the action began the helpful usher moved a bunch of people forward into better seats. Thanks usher guy!
Here's the curtain call and let me tell you those opera fans are very enthusiastic. It was an interesting night out. The minimalist set was also designed by Canadian Michael Levine, so it was a kind of canuck night out all around. Bravo!