|"Put it in the Dumpsta!"|
We went to see a "semi-staged" production of The Magic Flute at the BSO. Xing Fu had never been to the opera & I thought that this might be a good intro as he loves Mozart (as do I) and that it was a bit condensed (narrator for the in-between bits) as opposed to the entire performance. The leads wore costumes & it was actually quite humorous as they interacted with the narrator & at one point Papageno flirted with the conductor. The Queen of the Night's second aria was just amazing--the skill needed for that particular piece-- After it was over, Xing Fu accused me of taking him to a chick flick---hardly--women are considered secondary supports & evil (Queen of the Night)--hardly a chick flick theme...ah well. Regardless of his erroneous conclusions, we had a good time & met one of his friends from work afterward for dessert--finally had the flan & creme brulee we've been after.
I think Xing Fu said it best in the following email I received this morning: "Good friends, good music, good food, good times together." Yup--my response was that we've enjoyed many such weekends & will have many more.