OMG!!! What a great experience we had last night.
The Madison Opera in the Park has been taking place annually for the past 12 years. Our friends asked us to join them and we are so grateful that we did! The 8pm FREE concert is at Garner Park in Madison, Wisconsin. Many people get to the park at 7am to lay down their tarps and claim their space. We had a pot luck and our friends brought oodles of bottles of white wine, champagne, beer, and even homemade Limoncello! I couldn’t believe the food our friends brought: sushi rolls and sashimi from Metcalfe’s Grocery store, Mediterranean food from Banzo (they have award-winning falafel and other Mediterranean dishes, including hummus, babaganush, couscous and majadra rice), and even lobster bisque! Again, I was so hungry and shocked at all the amazing food, that I neglected to take any photos of it! Aargh!!!
But, while at home I did take a photo of my humble and delicious pasta salad, partially supplemented with the Antipasto Salad from Gino’s Deli. My salad includes my homegrown oregano, Chinese spinach, and basil.
Here is what the stage looks like:
This is what it looked like behind us:
People bring blankets, pillows, food, drinks, and the ever important soccer mom chair!
The conductor is John DeMain:
There were four wonderfully talented opera singers and a chorus. The opera singers were:
- Caitlin Cisler
- Nmon Ford
- Brian Jagde
- Alexandra LoBianco
Here is Nmon Ford:
I LOVED Nmon Ford’s voice – one of the best I have ever heard. I think he needs to get a lead part on Broadway and become very famous! And he is super handsome!
And here is Caitlin Cisler, from Appleton, Wisconsin:
Another spectacular voice from such a tiny body! She is uber talented and again, I see a future for her on Broadway and getting very famous! And, Caitlin’s gown was so fashionable – slinky, classy, a low, open-back, and I think not wearing a bra! She is a cutting edge, contemporary opera singer, much admired! I’m telling you again – you will not believe her voice!
During the last couple of songs, people were given glow sticks and everyone got to be a conductor like Mr. DeMain!
I am going to be attending the Madison Opera at the Park every year! I recommend!