Truly a fabulous evening at Vancouver Opera’s opening night of LA Traviata. I will post more a little later but for now I will just add these photos;
First is this pic of me and Sir Jonathan Miller, yes, “Sir” meaning he has been knighted. However, he much prefers to be addressed as Doctor Miller. So completely gracious when I asked if he would have his picture taken with me! His reply? “Of course, with pleasure .” Imagine that being said with a gentle English accent. I might have been swooning just a little at the time.
I asked how his experience has been working with the Vancouver Opera company and he said that it has been a lovely experience.
And then there is me with David Pomeroy who sang the part of Alfredo, the leading man in La Traviata. And a man who has incredible fashion taste in jackets.
Isabella Bywater, the Scenic and Costume designer decided to add herself to our Kodak moment.
David Pomeroy, like Sir-Dr Miller was very gracious. I can only imagine the emotional high that Pomeroy must be coming down from after singing the lead of opening night of La Traviata and then having all these fawning fans to deal with. He was very gracious and accommodating.
I felt a twinge of sadness knowing that this is the last opera of this season but I will remember it as a fabulous season of opera, fashion and friends. Fabulous.
I give a special thanks to my blogger colleagues Frances Sprout and her significant other, Paul who put up with my constant questions about the politics of west coast fisheries and the ocean environment.
This has been a season of fabulous opera experiences. I know I keep saying fabulous but I cannot think of another word to describe the experience. Absolutely fabulous. A season I will not soon forget.