My daughter and son-in-law and I went to the opera to see the Magic Flute on Saturday evening and it was a real treat. Even if you can't get a ticket, you can watch the whole thing on a big-screen outside the opera house. People bring folding chairs and sit outside. Of course we've been having a lot of rain. I imagine some of them got drenched. This whole thing is quite a change from the 80s when I lived here. They also have the libretto on small screens for each seat. It's really nice to be able to follow the whole thing in English. The staging was wonderful and the voices quite good. The Staatsoper is still a magical place with its incredible chandeliers and opulence.
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