First Day in Vienna
Trip Start Aug 25, 2007
66Trip End Dec 20, 2007
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After that, we had the choice to go to either the Schunnbrun Zoo or the Palace. I chose the zoo. We got on the metro, went all the way to the zoo, then decided we didn't have enough time to go in. We then went all the way back to the hotel as we still had to grab dinner and put on fancy clothes for the opera that evening.
The opera should have improved the day except that it was a really really bad opera
As if that wasn't enough, this production tried to modernize the opera. I'm all for trying to modernize plays and such, but sometimes it just doesn't work. This is one such case. The plot involves lonely shepherds and a woman who gets sold off to a man. These things just don't update to present day.
So the shepherds were chilling in the mountains while the town was really a factory where people dressed in business casual clothing and hairnets. It definitely wasn't a "pretty" opera. The lead girl also couldn't seem to be able to stand up straight and was generally an awful actress.
I actually thought about leaving halfway through. Oh well, everyone had gotten excited thinking we would be seeing a nice traditional opera. I think most of the other people just slept through it.