Last night we went to see Benjamin Britten’s opera Gloriana at the National Theatre here in Prague. It was a wonderful production, full of theatricality and fine singing by a mostly-Czech cast. The theatre itself is almost too beautiful to bear.

We sat before the performance in front of big windows looking out over the dark Vltava River, drinking a glass of Bohemian sparkling wine, surrounded by gilt and rich painted ceilings. This morning, walking over to Charles University to talk to Klara Kolinska’s Canadian Studies class, John took this photograph of the theatre.


~ by theresakishkan on March 5, 2012.

3 Responses to “Gloriana”

  1. I’m loving your desciptions and your pictures! Thank you so much!

  2. So beautiful. And what a wonderfully evocative scene you paint of your night at the opera. Thanks to you both for sharing this lovely moment with us.

  3. I wish I had a photograph of the stage curtain to post! Green and gold, echoing the opening of the opera, where Elizabeth is compared to green leaves and roses…

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