My night at the Opera
As a child and also an adolescent, I was extremely lucky to live in the Barbican in central London. Apart from my love of architectural drastic lines that Le Corbusier created when he designed this amazing residential labyrinth and the beautiful skyline view we had from our flat, I spent all my free time at the Barbican Centre. It is still a place close to my heart, where you can go to the movies, to an art exhibition, a concert, the theatre, the restaurant, three different types of libraries (children’s, music and general) and there, my great passion for Opera was born.
So now in Paris, I try to go to the Opera Bastille when I can make and afford it! The building in itself is an experience, the lines are super modern and the actual auditorium is immense and with no blind spots at all. I love their glass fresco, such as the one above with all the world’s clocks on it.
My latest Opera last week was Arabella Strauss, the story of a girl promised to be married to a man who she falls for, only to have her story sabotaged by her jealous sister… a real twist in this German inspired musical wonder, situated in Vienna and written by Strauss at the beginning of the first war. I loved it, although I am more of a Puccini girl myself but honestly, just going to the Bastille Opera is such an immense treat that it really is a musical and theatrical life experience!
If in Paris, go there please. If you don’t like opera, just have a stroll around the building in front of Bastille, it’s worth the visit xxxx