Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Pretty, Wicked , Butterfly

I was invited to the Detroit Opera House for this Friday's performance of "Madame Butterfly".

Formal, black and white, and box seats.

Unfortunately, I can't go.

I'm missing my moment to recreate the scene from "Pretty Woman".

Doris (stuffy old opera going lady) to Vivian, (Julia Roberts):
Did you enjoy the opera dear?

Vivian: Oh, it was so good, I almost pee'd my pants.

Doris: (shocked look) What?

Edward (Richard Gere): She said she like it better than "Pirates of Penzance".

You know I totally would have said that and then watched as my host fumbled to recall Edward's saving lines.

FYI, the opera that was playing in the movie?

"La Traviata"

An Italian opera about a prostitute that falls in love with a wealthy man.

Come to think of it ...

"Wicked" ... would probably be more my style.


Karin said...

LMAO--I totally believe you'd use that "Pretty Woman" line at the opera!

GingerSnaps said... & me undignified. :)

Michael said...

So who's the host????

I think we're going to see Wicked next month...way more my style too.

Bruce said...

I have seen Madame Butterfly.....while the music is pretty good, the plot is pretty simplistic and basic. Stuck up English nobleman screws over naive Japanese woman. That about sums it up.

Me, You, or Ellie said...

Oh, I'm sorry you can't go. Cho cho san! And La Traviata? Every Sunday morning of my childhood. Well, that and La Boheme.


Kellan said...

I loved that scene in Pretty Woman - ACK!

Have a good evening, Nancy - see ya - Kellan

Katelin said...

wicked is awesome. i highly recommend that one :)

Beth said...

that's one of my very favorite movies of all time...lovelovelove it!!! and my kid saw Wicked and said it was really good! ;)