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Met Opera on the Summerstage

On Wednesday, June 24th, while Christine was out to dinner with her tennis friends, I took myself off to to hear a free recital in the Park, courtesy three Metropolitan Opera  singers. Between them, they sang 17 arias from popular operas in the Met repertoire plus, for good popular measure, “Tonight”, from Bernstein’s “West Side Story”. The voices were: Angel Blue, soprano, Ben Bliss, tenor and Alexey Lavrov, Baritone. A great evening was had by all!

The Stage is set

The Stage is set

 

Dusk falls behind us . . .

Dusk falls behind us . . .

 

The audience awaits . . . .

The audience awaits . . . .

 

Angel Blue performs . . .

Angel Blue performs . . .

 

Alexey Lavrov makes a point . . . .

Alexey Lavrov makes a point . . . .

 

Angel Blue encore . . .

Angel Blue encore . . .

 

Alexey Lavrov and Ben Bliss sing the "Pearl Fishers" duet . . .

Alexey Lavrov and Ben Bliss sing the “Pearl Fishers” duet . . .

 

Angel Blue and Ben Bliss sing the "West Side Story" duet: "Tonight" . . .

Angel Blue and Ben Bliss sing the “West Side Story” duet: “Tonight” . .  .

 

A first-time experience for me; the audience included this little service dog. His name is ‘Ace’ and he is trained not to bark except when his mistress is in danger! Loretta, his mistress, suffers from chronic, life-threatening allergies and ‘Ace’ tastes all her food and drink and sniffs the air around her. Remarkably, he will only bark if he detects one of the dangerous substances!

Ace and Loretta enjoying the concert . . . .

Ace and Loretta enjoying the concert . . . .

 

Close-up of opera-going "Ace". He is of the "Papillion" breed.

Close-up of opera-going “Ace”. He is of the “Papillion” breed.

 

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One Response

  1. Most enjoyable reading…great dog! Thanks for sharing. Nereida

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