Sunday, May 30, 2010

Catch breath. Rest index finger.

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Yesterday, of course, was Saturday.
I did not take one single photograph. Maybe I'm not such a junkie after all. I did some household chores in the morning, including moving the family financial data from Quicken on our old coal-powered Windows computer to the iMac we got last Christmas. (About time, but Quicken for Mac is terrible so I had to put Windows on the new Mac first. That makes sense, doesn't it?) Then I went to the office and got some overdue paperwork done. So it's back to the archives. Actually, this was from just last weekend. The shadow of the Arch makes a spotlight effect on the overlook and stage that's usually just across the street.

No photos, but last night's production at Opera Theatre of St. Louis was Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin. It's a work I scarcely know. Lush melody as you would expect from the composer but O.M.G., the plot makes La Bohème seem like an episode of the Three Stooges. It could be subtitled People Keep Doing Mean, Stupid Things To One Another, This Time In Russia. But if it weren't for such behavior. how could we have opera?

6 comments:

Jilly said...

Windows on an iMac! Love the photo and that pool of light and shadow.

I'm going to recommend you to the Monte Carlo Opera to write a precis for each of their operas!

cieldequimper said...

I know nothing about computers but human behaviour never changes and opera does nothing more than sing it. Tchaikovsky is marvellous. I do know how to appreciate photographs too and this one I would not spontaneously have associated with Saint-Louis. But since you say that that's the arch, I bow and say gorgeous.

Virginia said...

I thought your and C. were headed to the Marriage of Figaro! I agree with Jilly, you must be the new opera critic in Monte Carlo. I'll go along and hold your camera bag.

Cool shot.
V

Paula said...

'twould be surreal in B&W. Amazing find.

T. Becque said...

I like the pops of color.

lewi14 said...

It looks like very dramatic! Well photographed.