Most of you don't know this, and why would you(?), but I adore opera. I didn't always, it's true, but about 20 years ago Brian and I attended a production of Verdi's Macbeth by the Houston Grand Opera and I fell in love. I was mesmerized by the luscious music, the stunning sets and the dramatic story. It was an amazing experience, and I have loved going to the opera ever since. I was hooked. We became season ticket holders and saw pretty much every production the HGO put on for the 9 years we lived in Houston.
Then we moved to Fort Worth. It's been several years since I've seen live opera. And then about a month ago, a friend invited me to attend a production of Moby-Dick at the Winspear Opera House in Dallas. Of course I said yes.
Moby-Dick is a contemporary opera. It debuted in Dallas in 2010 to critical raves. I was excited to see it.
So much so, in fact, that I've already got a ticket for Madame Butterfly in March. I can't wait!