Just in case you hadn't noticed, I have updated my 'Performance' photo album with 22 pictures from Cyrano de Bergerac in Paris (of course, Performance actually means 'Curtain call').
The photos are mediocre in their quality, but for me, they capture a little of the essence of the ovation, which helps to preserve a little memory of the performance. Although nothing, not even DVD can fully capture his wonderfulness!
Some of the photos are a bit blurry. Some are marred by other people getting between me and the Stage. I could remedy both by using my elbows and pushing to the front. At 5'2" (155 cm) I could maybe even get away with that. But I wouldn't like the person I would become.
Also, in case you missed the link, here is L'arena's Photogallery from Friday's washed-out Carmen in Verona, amusingly (for those of us not there!) titled Carmen in Arena, vip e tanta tanta acqua.
Lots of photos of people caught in torrential rain in summer clothes (I did look for my colleague who was due to be attending but didn't spot him!) , but at the beginning of the gallery several rather nice ones.
Somewhat at a tangent, but not wholly, on Friday I was watching on TV Leonard Cohen live in concert in London last year (I think this was an edited down version of the DVD which is currently winging its way to me!). I got in to Leonard twenty years ago. Not in a massive big way, but enough to have bought three albums over the years, and I find I appreciate him more as I get older. I did try and get tickets for that concert last year but they were sold out by the time I got up (although many were magically already available on Ticketmaster Marketplace, well above face value, which annoys me). Bear in mind that Leonard is 75. What struck me watching was that in between songs, he did look like some elderly chap, perhaps someone you bump into in the park or pub and don't give a second thought to. But when he was singing, he looked youthful and attractive, and had the audience in the palm of his hand. Made me think.