San Francisco

the operaThe primary reason for a recent short trip to San Francisco was to see the world premier opera “Gospel of Mary Magdalene” with a group.  While there we had time to do a few other things.

The opera was written by Mark Adamo and was performed at the War Memorial Opera House.  We had a backstage tour of the opera house in the afternoon.  our 48th anniversaryIt was interesting visiting the dressing rooms, wig and makeup department, costume shop, prompter’s box and other areas.  The opera house is performing three operas in rotation so they were setting up the stage as we were there.  The opera opens in current times with an archeological dig which leads into the story.  Of course, no pictures were allowed backstage or during performance.  It was a great 48th anniversary celebration!

In contrast to the opera, another night the two of us also attended a performance of “Abigail’s Party” by Mike Leigh at the San Francisco Playhouse adjoining our hotel.  It was a comedy/tragedy and performed well.





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