It’s Bastille Day! I thought it appropriate to join in with the French as we are presenting our second consecutive French opera with Carmen in the fall (Gounod’s Faust just ran in May). If you were in Madison this past weekend, La Fete de Marquette offered the perfect opportunity to celebrate. However if I were in Paris today I think I would “storm” (too easy) the Opera Bastille to catch the final performance of Anselm Kiefer and Jörg Widmann’s new opera, Am Anfang (“In the Beginning”).
Bruce R. Dean
In honor of your post, may I offer a joke I heard on CarTalk this weekend.
"What do you get when you toss a stick of dynamite into a French kitchen?"
Linoleum Blown Apart