Saturday, February 28, 2009

madama butterfly




emily mitarai and tim koide are the awesomest friends ever. they gave us the BEST wedding gift: tickets to the metropolitan opera.

to say the least, it was AMAZING. the whole opera was very dramatic and beautiful, but the opening scene was my favorite. it looked something like this:



the whole set was beautiful; it was very simple and the back screen would change colors depending on the time of day and/or to match the mood in the scene. sliding rice paper walls would change the setting from inside the house to outside the house, and petals dropping or floating on strings from above gave the garden a romantic feel. the music was beautiful--it was more soothing and melodic than other operas i have seen, and the aria butterfly sang as she was waiting for her husband to return was enchanting.

overall, it was a wonderful night, and to emily and tim, thank you thank you thank you!

(the famous chandelier at the met)




10 comments:

mom/shauna said...

Lucky you! Dad and I have wanted to see this new production of "Madame Butterfly" since it opened a couple of years ago. Thanks for the heads up on "Live from the Met" which will show this "Madame Butterfly" in theaters throughout the country in March. We're going!
Of all Puccini's operas, I believe this one has some of the most memorable melodies. The waiting scene is also one of my favorites.
Glad you're taking advantage of NY's offerings. You can partake of the best of the BEST!!!

ron said...

you are lucky to witness one of few top elite cultural events in the world. i'm happy for you. love dad

Bonnie and David said...

That is so cool and snazzy! haha (My choice of words tonight have been cheezy) and it makes me miss all the fun things about being newlyweds! enjoy it! plus
Take advantage of all the ritzy things you can do before you head down to rural mississippi! (Anytime I say rural I think about 30 rocks "rural juror")

Whitney said...

Oh, and I like the separate smiling mug shots. Kind of fun...

Stephen said...

i'm so jealous....

melinda said...

It's great to find your blog. Jonny and I are quite jealous of your NYC adventures. I would love to see Madame Butterfly.

Townsend said...

Nomo origato Mr. Roboto!

Kit Kat said...

All the time I wish I was in NYC with you...

Nick said...

where is the Biloxi/Big Easy post?

Alisa Larson said...

You look so pretty Emily!