Long Beach Opera had a successful opening night tonight at the Center Theater in Long Beach.
An enthusiastic crowd was on hand for the show.
Happily, Bob was able to attend tonight's performance. I sat with him in the audience for a stunning first half. Michael York did a brilliant reading of "Enoch Arden" with Lisa Sylvester on piano. I was bawling by the end, and I wasn't the only one! Bravo Michael and Lisa!
The second half found me on stage, flute, piccolo, and hose in hand for "Frankenstein!!". The audience roared with laughter in all the right places, especially at the dazzling puppetry by the Rogue Artists Ensemble. Michael was hilarious. The orchestra survived performing with their "toys" (besides hoses there are toy trumpets, slide whistles, merry-go-rounds, and a ratchet).
After the show a fellow blogger even stopped by to say hello. Nice!
What are you doing this weekend? We have 2 shows left: Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 4pm. Come on down. Frankenstein is, after all, dancing!
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