Remember that part in Moonstruck? Where Cher meets the young and awesome Nicholas Cage at the opera?
I do. I remember thinking, "WOW, what a cool date!!" And I also remember thinking, "Yeah, like I'M ever gonna go to the opera..."
Well, last night, I did!
A few weeks ago, Meego reported that they were learning about opera in his TAG reading class, and that they would have the opportunity to go see an actual opera in a few weeks. What? Sure enough, his teacher sent home a letter about a local special "school night" presentation of "The Barber of Seville". In the meantime, they studied that particular Rossini opera and were offered specially priced tickets to go if they wanted to.
Well, Meego wanted to. The teacher would chaperone, but there were a few tickets available for parents, so I jumped on one myself, and last night was our big "date".
I've never been to an opera before and wasn't sure what to expect. My knowledge of "The Barber of Seville" was limited to a Rossini CD we have and the classic Bugs Bunny rendition.
It was wonderful! And who knew that "The Barber of Seville" has nothing to do with rabbit hunting?!
Anyway, we both enjoyed ourselves and this was something we SO don't do. Got dressed up. Went downtown on a Friday night. To the opera! Some of Meego's school friends of the female persuasion got a kick out of seeing him in a tie. This from the kid who is all t-shirts all the time. Seriously. He will NOT wear buttons, let alone a tie.
But for the opera he did.
It wasn't a young Nick Cage in a tux, but it was still special.