Anyhow, my parents, husband, and I went to see The Merry Widow by Franz Léhar at the Detroit Opera House about a week ago, and I thought I'd show you some photos of the evening.
The Merry Widow is actually an operetta, so it's kind of like a musical with talking as well as singing, except the songs are opera-y, if that makes sense. It's the comedic story of a wealthy widow and the attempts by her countrymen to get her to marry the right husband to keep her money in the local area. That's a pretty poor synopsis, but you get the idea. No tragedies in this one.
The costumes were bright, sparkly, and fancy; the sets were colorful and big; and it was full of silliness and comedy. So much fun!
|My husband was able to snap a photo of the curtain call.|
Deborah Voight sang the lead role of the merry widow (Hanna), which was a real departure for her. She usually performs in dramatic and "serious" operas. I saw her perform the role of Brünnhilde (from Wagner's Ring Cycle) at the "Live at the Met" showing in the movie theater. I really like her voice, and she was very engaging on stage as the merry widow.
Because this is primarily a beauty blog, I'm going to show the makeup I had on my face for the evening.
Eyes: Kat Von D Melancholia eyeshadow (silver -- from the Chrysalis palette)
Darling Girl Cosmetics Galatea Stardust glitter
Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper
Mally Voluminizing Mascara
Cheeks: MAC Mineralize Blush in Just a Wisp
Lips: Milani Color Statement Moisture Matte Lipstick in Matte Orchid
Here's a little swatch of the Galatea glitter (which doesn't seem to be available anymore).
|Blurry so you can see the multi-colored glitter.|
Also, because this blog is supposed to have a "dash of fashion", here's what I wore.
|Note the sparkly shoes.|
My bracelet matches the earrings. It's a Kenneth Cole set I've had for over 10 years and I think it still looks fashionable.
My clutch was actually from a Sephora brush set (!!!) from a few years ago. P.S. The brushes were terrible.
My husband tied his necktie in an Eldridge knot.
|He wears his wedding ring on a chain when we get dressed up.|
And now for some random photos:
|My awesome parents.|
|The orchestra pit.|
|Inside the Opera House.|
|The Opera House sign outside the parking lot. (I couldn't get the whole thing in unless I leaned way over the edge, which I didn't want to do.)|
|Me and my husband with the Wyland whale mural (on the Broderick Tower) in the background.|
|Inside the Opera House again, because it's just so dang pretty.|
We sure looooove opera. The Michigan Opera Theater always puts on wonderful productions.
Faust is coming up in May!