Saturday, 3 May 2008

Culture 101 (3)

Lesson 3: Puccini's 1918 opera Gianni Schicchi

(Lesson 3b, isn't wikipedia great!? Ahem, I'm sure I wasn't supposed to say that...)

Just back from this student production in the Hall of Clare College. Rather crammed, but that was somehow fitting for a one-act comic opera. I don't remember student things being that good in our days at Cambridge! Even if the voices were sometimes drowned by the orchestra and the lack of tiered seating was a bar to full visual engagement it was great fun. Tremendous enthusiasm from all concerned, and some nice touches in the acting and physical movements. Even Mrs L didn't get bored!