Last week we went to the opera

Looking around me in the opera house, the Teatro Nacional de São Carlos, I saw #pattern everywhere. #lisboa #lisbon #p3top

When our president ones to the opera, he gets to see it from here. Wouldn't it be fun to watch from there? #lisboa #lisbon

And I loved it, for many reasons. We went to see La Cenerentola, by Gioachino Rossini, an opera we watched on tape, as kids. We left the baby at home and got ready to enjoy an evening out.

Everything was delightful: the opera house, our Teatro Nacional de São Carlos, officially opened in 1793 and is still a beautiful building. It has an old time charm impossible to replicate in newer buildings. There are patterns everywhere, beautiful details wherever my eyes looked. When entering the building I somehow expected to see women with puffy dresses and men wearing wigs.

When the show started, the music itself made me travel in time, this time to my childhood (which took place in a closer decade, albeit not in this century). I discovered that I still remembered certain stretches of music, tiny bits of text here and there. At one point I had to stop myself from singing along: I wouldn’t want to ruin the experience to the other people in the audience!

It was magic and fun, and I hope to be able to go again sometime soon.

How about you? Did you do something different lately? Anything that took you traveling back in time?

P.S. – Did you read about the air Embroidery Club over at Portugalize.me?

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More #patterns everywhere, this one during the intermission. #lisboa #lisbon

Looking up, beautiful #type (and more). #listype #lisboa #lisbon  #p3top #pttype

Na semana passada fomos à ópera, ao nosso São Carlos, para ver La Cenerentola, de Gioachino Rossini, uma ópera que víamos, em crianças, em VHS (que é uma tecnologia tão século passado!).

Tudo, neste serão espectacular, foi maravilhoso: o São Carlos, inagurado em 1793, só por si é um edifício lindo, com um charme impossível de replicar em edifícios mais modernos. Onde quer que os meus olhos pousassem, havia detalhes lindos, deliciosos. Ao entrar, confesso que quase, quase esperei ver homens com longas perucas brancas e mulheres com vestidos de saias largas.

Quando a ópera começou, a viagem no tempo levou-me à minha infância (que aconteceu numa década mais próxima, ainda que no século passado). Não pensei que fosse possível, mas ainda me lembrava de alguns trechos – e dei por mim a ter de controlar a minha vontade de “acompanhar” os cantores! Não quero arruinar a experiência da ópera a ninguém…

Foi mágico, lindo, magnífico, e espero poder voltar em breve.

Passo-lhe a palavra a si, caro leitor: que viagem fez no tempo ultimamente?

P.S. – Esta semana estou no Portugalize.me a falar sobre o Clube de Bordado!

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