For my final post about my trip to Australia, I thought I would end with something about visiting the iconic Sydney Opera House.
Having never seen opera before, while you can pay for a tour of the Opera House, we figured for a bit more money, we might as well go and watch the opera and (hopefully) be entertained. So off we went to see Mozart’s “The Marriage of Figaro”.
The songs are all in Italian and thankfully they gave out a synopsis before the show and had English surtitles above the stage so you knew what they were singing about. It was much better than I expected, was funny in places and very enjoyable. At over 3 hours long, it needed to be. I am not sure I would want to see a serious opera, but this one was great.
Curiously, there was no fat lady singing. I can only assume that as it is only over when the fat lady sings, perhaps the show is still going on.
The building itself is unlike any other. It cost massively more to build than originally planned and took a lot longer…but the result is there to behold. Supposedly, the pieces of the building are designed to represent a sphere when put together. You have to love architects. And here ends my Australian posts…now back to life in NZ.