The Opera house had an aura of distinction, sophistication, and privilege as we entered the building. We rented opera glasses for Noah and all to share. During intermission we had pretzels and champagne; all in all we had a real special night as we were treated to the orchestra, opera singers, and the beautify setting/costumes/performance. Noah was a little restless at parts as the performance went for 2 hours (he is only 12 years old), with a short intermission.
In the Semper Oper, all ready to go.
Another shot, the inside lobby areas are really beautiful:
Shot of the seating area, you can see Melissa, David, and Noah at the bottom right:
Cool clock above the curtain, it only shows 5 minute intervals and for the hour it uses roman letters. In Europe and Germany they really have special clocks:
They don't allow pictures during the performances although on the Semper Oper web site they have a really good video of the Opera (Rosina, the lead woman role, was a different singer in our performance then the one shown in this video) that will give you a good flavor of the performance:
The nice thing about watching an Italian Opera in Germany is they provide translations above the stage, however the translations are in German so it was a bit difficult to follow.