On our last evening, we went to the opera. It was a Polish opera called ‘The H@unted M@n0r’ by Stanislaw M0n1uskzk0 and it was splendid. We all enjoyed it immensely, although I was quite glad to have seen a synopsis of the rather complicated plot.
The cast was very good, and vast. Photographs weren’t allowed during the opera, which was fair enough, but I touristly snapped the theatre itself. The size of the cast was really rather impressive, especially when some fabulous dancers came on at the end – including the 30-strong orchestra, there must have been 100 people giving their all for my entertainment.
Apart from the stalls, all the seating was in boxes, which was immensely cool. If I lived there, I would have a season ticket. Wine was included, brought to your box in the interval. It was all wonderful.
Afterwards, we all started to walk back to the hotel until some friends called to me that they were going to have a drink – would I care to join them? The alacrity with which I exclaimed “yes!!(!)” and shot forward will, I fear, cloud my third (and last) year as chairman of the society.
My reputation is ruined.*
*heh heh, you know me too well. You know I really mean ‘enhanced’…