After a whirlwind 3 week vacation, I'm back in Seattle. The trip included getting a couple new stamps in the passport, with stops in Australia, New Zealand, and Fiji. Let's see how long it takes for the rain to wash away the tan.
The first set of photos is from the first day in Sydney, which include some familiar sights like the Sydney Harbor Bridge and the opera house. It was bizarre seeing Christmas decorations up in the middle of summer. #downunder#operahouse#quayorkey#dropbear
So that was a magnificent performance of Otello at Bavarian State Opera today. I have just nothing to compare. Anja Harteros was triumphant of this show, and not because of director’s vision of Desdemona, but because of her rich and absolutely effortlessly focused lirico-spinto soprano, which amazed me. I also liked Jonas Kaufmann’s work (@tenorkaufmann) a lot, even if he chose a safe singing, he brought great acting and a perfect singing technique. Gerald Finley (@geraldfinleyofficial) was a convincing Jago, that no one expected to see: a pure evil, wearing pajamas, I mean it really worked out! I have nothing more to say, but that Kirill Petrenko is a genius. More in my review on @operawire next week ;) #opera#jonaskaufmann @jonaskaufmannfanclub #anjaharteros#geraldfinley#bso#operalover#otello#bavarianstateopera#bayerischestaatsoper#operahouse#verdi#kirillpetrenko#operareview#review#verdi#classicalmusic
The reunion after being 3 hours and thousands miles apart for 1 year was sweet and sensational. Finally I could see my dear darling again. He is the kindest man I have ever met. His patience with me is such that he stays with me even when I am mean to people and to myself. No matter what he will always have a way to cheer me up, be it a story or a joke or making faces. He takes in all my negative energy and draws a smile on my face. I want to appreciate and cherish in this love each day of my life. Im also proud of him being able to work for the government overseas and helping people around him. I believe that if there'll ever be a role model for my children it can only be my Big Bear 😊