Last night we took the kids to the Hansel & Gretel opera in Idaho Falls. Our friend was playing the role of Hansel. Taylor wasn’t really impressed that they sang everything instead of talking with singing, but when the witch’s oven blew up unexpectedly he decided it was great fun!
The show had a great deal of ballet in it with the music. I couldn’t help but think about how far we’ve digressed from this form of entertainment. It makes me sad. The natural talent and ability of performers also never ceases to amaze me. Many do it and do it well, but there are those who just personify a natural gift. Taylor was quite impressed when I told him I used to dance on my toes like that. Of course, he thought it was much funnier that I’d once lost half of my dance costume performing on that same stage!