From Vienna, Austria
A DELIGHTFUL NIGHT AT THE VIENNA STATE OPERA
An outstanding “Swan Lake” ballet performance
We just got back from a marvelous experience at the Vienna State Opera. This evening, the Austrian ballet company performed the “Swan Lake” by Tchaikovsky.
Elizabeth and I had seen this ballet once before in Phoenix, Arizona. But this performance was simply stunning in all respects – the quality of dancers, the choreography, the costumes, the orchestra – all superlative.
At the end of our trip, Elizabeth rated this evening as a five-star, her #1 experience overall.
We even had a front row seat on the balcony. What an unexpected treat!
Afterwards we had a plebeian meal – a bratwurst with bread and mustard at a popular local stand opposite the Opera. Yum!
Before we show, we had enough time to walk through the center of Vienna in perfect weather. After yesterday’s rain and clouds, today’s sky was perfectly clear with temps in the low 70s F ( 20C).
Here are some pictures from our tonight’s outing.
OUR VIENNA WOODS NEIGHBORHOOD
We just got back from a short walk around our Vienna Woods neighborhood. After a day of clouds of light rain, the hills are sparkling again.