The music I found boring and the singers awful because in the 60th a singer had to be quite voluminous and that looked ridiculous especially in the Italian operas when young lovers were involved. Voluminous women were supposed to sing better than slim once, which is not true as we can see today.
I quite liked the Italian operas they were supportable, but when it came to others I was really bored.
When we moved to Brussels, my father bought a season ticket for the three of us.
The Brussel's Opera house "La Monnaie" is a beautiful building and the inside were royal !
At that time women wore long dresses and men had black suits. It was a real fashion show when during the pauses we gathered in the lobby and had a drink.
When I got married and my parents couldn't go for whatever reason, we inherited the tickets and went listening Operas.
Ready for the Opera
I think I have seen and heard a great number of Operas, with the result, that now I have an overdose and don't like them anymore. I am especially allergic to the female singers when they sing soprano, to me it sounds as if somebody has walked on a cat's tail.
Of course I appreciate Plácido Domingo, José Carreras, Luciano Pavarotti and Andrea Bocelli. Their voices are wonderful.
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Once my parents had moved back to Germany, we never put our feet in an opera again !