Last fall we got a 5-show-ticket to the local opera house Aalto-Theater. We'd only been to the opera once or twice before, but we decided to give it a try. The last show will be in a few weeks and I must say I am really glad we got these tickets! We've seen interesting things, and some not quite so fascinating ones. We've seen ballet and opera and in one way or another, enjoyed it all. I've learned I love watching ballet very much, no matter if it's modern or very classical. What I've also learned is that most opera goers have gray hair!


Last week we even went to the concert hall here in Essen to see the Cologne Philharmonie play Brahms 2nd Serenade. It was a really fun evening as it was not a full concert but just this one serenade with fun moderation to begin the evening and some background information for people like us, who do not know everything about classical music. The whole show was only an hour long, which was great, as it was on a Thursday.


I's been a true culture overload these past months and I've been loving it! We won't be keeping up with this pace very long anymore, though, for reasons you will find out in due time..!

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