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"Victory goes to the player who makes the next-to-last mistake - Chessmaster Savielly Grigorievitch Tartakower (1887-1956)"

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Tannhäuser at Royal Opera House...

Last night Paul and I went to see the Richard Wagner opera Tannhäuser at The Royal Opera House in London's glitzy Covent Garden.

Based on the two German legends of Tannhäuser and the song contest at Wartburg, the story centres on the struggle between sacred and profane love, and redemption through love.

It's a long opera - three acts - so we had to be in there for a 6:30 start and didn't get out until 11pm. A full 4 1/2 hours of Teutonic fun. It was high church opera with a lots of swelling orchestral flourishes and men stripped to the waist romping around on a bed. Marvellous.
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