Yarr! (scourgeotheseas) wrote,

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Peter Grimes...kind of grim.

On Monday we inherited tickets to see Peter Grimes at Washington National Opera. I was pretty excited, having never seen a modern English language opera before. Well, it was not exactly to my liking. The set was fantastic, and the singers were very good, but I found it hard to get into.

1. It's a horribly depressing opera. Oh wait, all of them are.
2. The English is just not that lovely to listen to.
3. It's very modern - I'm not so sure I like modern. Kind of...dissonant...at times.

There were some interesting moments (how can there not be? It's about a possibly homicidal fisherman!), and I did like the chorus effect. But overall not so much my thing.
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