Matija Gubec International School

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2017-12-11 14:36:00

Opera Night

On December 7th, as a part of the Music classes, MYP 3 students accompanied by the Music teacher Ms. Antonia Mimica visited the Croatian National Theatre in order to watch the opera "La Bohème" by Giacomo Puccini. During the Music classes we learnt about opera and terminology of an opera itself.

This Italian opera consists of four Acts in which the romantic tragedy of Mimi and Rodolfo unfolds. The opera lasted for around 3 hours during which the students actively embraced the piece of art before their eyes. The opera featured magnificent music, performances, scenography, costumography and special effects. We experiences the glory of an opera and a great interpretation of it. It was very dynamic and it perfectly depicted the genius of Puccini's music. The opera progressed from a charming romance to something comparable to a Greek tragedy, in every sense of the word.

Personally I quite enjoyed the whole piece, although I found the first Act to be more stagnant than the rest of the acts, whereas the final Act was heart-breaking - dynamic elevation of the heart and ears. The actors truly did a great job and disregarding the unnoticeable mistakes it was perfect! Definitely recommendable for all ages.

Jadran (MYP3)