Tuesday, 25 May 2010
Tokyo opera comes to me
Last Wednesday and out of the blue we (my school) were visited by members of a Tokyo opera group. Well, I say “out of the blue”, but everyone probably knew about it except me. Which is normal for my school. Anyway, we were all ushered down into the gym and gave a huge round of applause to the singers as they came in, the men in very smart tuxes, the women in pretty dresses of varying colours and shades.
For an hour the 20 opera singers serenaded the school through some classics, some snippets of Disney (including the eternally-annoying “It's a small world”), and ending with Nessan Dorma. An unexpected treat to start the day with.