A Night at the Opera

No, I am not talking about the legendary Queen album or classic Marx Brothers movie.

On Friday night, at the local Mersin culture hall, I attended my first ever night of opera!

4 young (in their 20’s to early 30’s I guess) opera singers took it in turns to belt out their pieces, accompanied by an Azerbaijani (but Mersin-based) pianist. The pianist is my boss’s daughter, Nur’s private piano teacher. There were 2 sets, the second one with a violinist and double-bassist. The final, famous piece was the only instrumental. So famous, I can’t remember it’s name. My main impression was the projection in the singer’s voices – able to compete with the might of the grand piano.