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“L’Heure espagnole” and “Gianni Schicchi”

Last night Dani and I went to the Royal Opera thanks to the glories of Student Standby tickets:  £10 each!

It’s luck of the draw for where you end up sitting.  Last night we were in the nose-bleeds, but at the ROH, even there you get a perfect view and no acoustic trade-off that my untrained ears can notice.  We’ve previously managed to get seats that would ordinarily cost hundreds of pounds.

The Royal Opera - L'Heure espagnole

We saw two one-act comedic operettasRavel‘s L’Heure espagnole (the poor-quality photo above is from that – Look!  Giant breasts at the opera!) and Puccini‘s Gianni Schicchi.  Freakin’ hilarious.