Jillene’s Blog: Bravo, Madison Opera

Written by on February 11, 2020

One of my favorite things to do is to do something I’ve never done before. It doesn’t even have to be something I’ve “always wanted to do.” I get a kick out of doing new things! Last weekend, I had the opportunity to go to the Madison Opera… something I’ve never done before… and it was thrilling!
The Madison Opera notes on their website that you should ‘come comfortable.’ Some people like to dress up for a fancy night or afternoon out, and I chose to do a mid-grade dress up. I might have gone a level up, had it not been a blizzard out! That part was fun in itself, since it’s been awhile since I got dolled up to go out.
Our seats were great… on the right side of the stage, a handful or so of rows behind the orchestra. I didn’t know what to expect at the Opera and from the moment the lights went down, it was an experience I’ll never forget!
The performance was “Fellow Travelers,” a rare English performance. A love story, set in Washington D.C. in the 1950s, based on a novel. The singing! The orchestra! The costumes and sets! The way they moved the set and props around with perfect choreography! I had a smile on my face the entire time. I will definitely be back to the Madison Opera – and if you’ve never been before, it’s something I’d recommend you go to at least once. They have one more performance for the season, “Orpheus in the Underworld,” playing in April. And don’t forget about Opera in the Park this summer! Click here to connect with the Madison Opera and let me know what you think when you go.

Friends, EJ, Shar, and I in front of the “Fellow Travelers” poster!

Hear Jillene Khan weekday afternoons from 3-7. To read more of her blogs, click here.


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