Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Opera by Candle Light

The little town of Verona is a sweet place to visit when traveling through Italy in the summer. The highlight is open air opera performed in an ancient arena.

As dusk settles into true darkness, everyone in the audience lights the birthday candles they have been given, and it's like the stars in the night sky begin to appear one by one in the arena. I have never witnessed a more beautiful start to any performance. It was magical.

1 comment:

  1. We were there in 2003 for part of our honeymoon! I will never forget it. We saw Aida and Carmen. Gorgeous and magical.