Saturday, April 17, 2010

Rave Reviews

Here are some of Amanda's friends gathered before the opera last night. She played the lead role in the University of Northern Colorado's presentation of Suor Angelica by Puccini. Verlene brought the synopsis with her, which Brittany read aloud to us all. It's a bit of a downer. (Nun kills herself to be with her (also dead) son who died in the neglectful care of self-righteous relatives). We were prepared for the worst, but we had no idea what we were in store for.

We were so moved by her powerful, yet tender performance. The music was so beautiful, and Amanda's voice seemed made for that role. At one point her singing brought about the spontaneous clapping of the audience. When she learned of the death of her son her anguish was so real that it brought tears to our eyes. When she cradled her infant (in the form of her headpiece) in her arms we wept. The people behind us, not knowing that we were the proud FOA (friends of Amanda), commented afterwards on how wonderful she was. It took us by surprise how much we enjoyed the opera. We hadn't expected to be so caught up in the story and so moved by the music and the acting. Bravo, Amanda!

1 comment:

  1. Congrats Amanda!!! Sounds like another great performance!!!