March 30, 2004

English National Opera

This past Friday, we went to see Tosca at the English National Opera. The old theatre had recently finished the exterior restorations. It's close to Trafalgar Square, so I walk by it frequently. The building had scaffolding on it for several months.

So, "how was the show?" you ask. It was good, but it wasn't what I wanted. I neglected the name "English" National Opera. The opera was sung in English! That's just wrong... it's like watching "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" or "Amelie" in English. I don't recommend it. What was even more annoying was that I had bought the expensive (expensive to me) seats. That will be my first and last time to the ENO. Royal Opera Theatre... here I come.

Posted by oneray at March 30, 2004 5:20 AM