As it was the first live opera for iceblink and noressa, I wanted it to be a good experience, so I bought us really nice seats. It was tremendous fun seeing the increasingly surprised expression on noressa's face as we walked down the length of the entire orchestra section up to the second row, center!
The performances were absolutely wonderful. Patricia Racette was an excellent Cio-Cio-San. And it's great being that close... I love the sound and the feel of an orchestra warming up. It's like the sound of potential energy.
It's been hours, but I still have the beautiful memory of The Humming Chorus stuck in my head... I think I can live with that.