Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Verdi's Aïda



Statues from the opera settings wait outside the Roman Arena to be placed on stage.
Verona, Italy

15 comments:

Marias Teater said...

How wonderful! Lucky you to be there!

Julie said...

Oh how I would love to experience 'Aida' in that venue!!

DeeBee L. said...

Amazing contrast in colours and styles!

AGMPRISMA said...

Aida una de las óperas más bonitas jamas escrita.
Bonitas fotos.

Sailor said...

Beautiful Pictures!

Cloudia said...

what a great capture!



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Cezar and Léia said...

Lindissimas fotos, amei as cores e composiçao!Fico feliz que você tenha tido essa oportunidade tão especial de assistir a ópera em Verona!
Léia

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

We saw the same stage props waiting to be taken into the Arena in Verona when we were there at the end of May about 7 or 8 years ago. This must be an annual tradition.

The also had some gladiators outside who would pose with tourists for one dollar. The Roman warrior woman in a skimpy outfit approached my friend and asked, suggestively, "Would you like me to slay you?" He replied, of course, "Oh yes. Please, slay me."

Photo Cache said...

very interesting. neat juxtaposition.

EG Wow said...

This is such a fun photo. You were in the right place at the right time.

magda said...

Wonderful photo!!!
Verona is very interesting place and i hope some day to go there...
Many greetings

Steven (Cavite DP) said...

WHEN JM!?!? When will I be there to watch Aida as well? I've got so much dreams I just hope even just half of them would come up to life in my existence!

These are wonderful shots JM! The Egyptian Statues in front of an Italian Structure makes it really interesting.

Steven^^

Cobalt Violet said...

Did you see the show? Great photos.

Francisca said...

There is something a bit surreal about these Egyptian pieces in front of Roman antiquity... but I like it.

tapirgal said...

So cool! Aren't we all in love with Roman ruins and Egyptian sculpture? Who ever expected the combination except in the Louvre?