30 Sep 2009

WORDLESS WEDNESDAY












This is not a modern colored Klu Klux Klan meeting but people who attended the opera "Aida" in the Verona Arena (Arena di Verona, Italy) a Roman amphitheatre in Verona, Italy, when it started to rain and the performance had to be cancelled !

The Verona Arena is internationally famous for the large-scale opera performances given there. It is one of the best preserved ancient structures of its kind.

In recent times, the Verona Arena has also housed concerts of popular music bands such as The Who, Ennio Morricone, Kiss, Simply Red, Simple Minds, Pearl Jam, Muse, Elton John, Tina Turner and Björk.

24 comments:

Thom said...

Fantastic pictures my friends. Looks like it would be mighty fun :)

catsynth said...

Nice picture. Looks like quite an event.

When you mentioned the Klan, I was expecting white hoods :). This photo just captures normal rain gear, nothing too sinister...

EastCoastLife said...

Was it free?

I would love to watch opera in such a setting.... er, minus the rain. :)

Stine said...

Looks cold and wet, but I bet a "good time was had by all." ;-)

SandyCarlson said...

Bummer about the cancellation! That must have been disappointing. Beautiful shots, though.

life ramblings said...

the arena sounds like a fascinating venue. too bad about the cancellation though.

Hootin' Anni said...

That WAS....that WAS the first thing I thought of Gattina....K K K! Too funny.

Hope they got their money refunded.

[got your email...glad your mouseless!]

Gledwood said...

Those yellow-clad people look like my old German teacher coming in to our portakabin from a heavy rainstorm ...

Her in her yellow pack-a-mac hair a-straggling, glasses steamed... is emblazoned on my memory for ever ;->...

She did look a sight!!...

diane said...

What a great place for Aida. What a shame it rained. Your shots are funny but show well what is happening

•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥.Trish.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• said...

Looks spectacular , sounds like everyone were true fans.

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Too bad the opera was canceled. Awesome theater.

jams o donnell said...

Wow a great venue to see an opera. Happy WW

kaye said...

too bad it had to be cancelled. If you want to wander down my road I’m home.

Hootin' Anni said...

Gattina....your comment you left for me "my skeletons are still in my wardrobe" cracked me up!!!

Amanda said...

Looks like lots of fun what a shame you were getting rained on. Send us tickets for the next show OK? LOL!

Melli said...

LOL! They're RAIN CAPES!!! Hahaha! Were the close seats really that EMPTY? Or did the people down front get to leave sooner??? That's crazy!

Sukhmandir Kaur said...

How sad that it had to be canceled. It might have given new meaning to singing in the rain if the opera stars had the stamina of football stars :) Happy WW

Maribeth said...

I have been there! Hubby took me many years ago when we were on vacation with our little dackel, Shubi. She was so good as we walked all around the arena.

Dianne said...

I knew it was raining, I have worn that get up at many a football game

great shots

Dr.John said...

And I thought they were blue and yellow aliens.

Calico Crazy said...

That looks like it would be a fabulous event arena minus the rain.

Calico Contemplations

Gabriel said...

Impressive pictures, Gattina! I hope I can get to know Italy one day...

Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

What a lovely setting for a concert. I bet a Shakespeare play would work here.

Gracie said...

And Ligabue and The Killers (my daughter attended both). It hosted the premiere of the musical "Romeo and Juliet" by Riccardo Cocciante (Mercuzio was the son of my collegue)
I was there many years ago for one spectacular Aida.