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A bit of culture

Posted by weehaggis on Saturday, August 16, 2008

Went to the opera last night.  Woohoo….gettin all cultured now 🙂   The show, Porgy and Bess, performed by the Cape Town Opera, was pretty damn good.  Not much of an opera buff, but this was…..pretty damn good 🙂  The normally staid Norwegians actually gave a deserved standing ovation.  Although the applause wasn’t exactly what I would call rapturous.  Sounded a bit weird,  more like a slightly speeded up slow hand clap.

This was also a chance to vist the new national opera house in Oslo.  Recently completed and an amazing piece of architecture.   The main inside foyer looks really cool in the evening light.

Evening light, Oslo Opera House

Although, I wasn’t too sure about the inside of the main auditorium. It is all in a Scandinavian wood style, but I couldn’t help feeling that I was inside one of those rounded wooden fruit bowls.

Oslo Opera House, Hovedscenen

BTW, this was taken during the interval and its not an indication of how popular the show was 🙂  It was actually sold out.

Finally, off on summer vacation in a few days. Flying into Krackow and then back from Berlin approximately two weeks later. Turns out that Madonna’s latest concert tour will coincide with my vist to Berlin….just had to get a ticket 🙂

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