Pitt Pens and Brush Pens - Jez
When Carol was at University she met Martin, the young man she married shortly after graduation. Martin had never been to an opera, and in 1981 we thought it was a good idea to take him to Butterfly as an introduction. And, oh boy, unknown to us this was Butterfly with a bit of a difference.
OK, it does have a fairly slow start, and he sat back in his seat politely, but clearly not entranced. It reached the passionate wedding night scene where Pinkerton is making it clear he can't wait to get to bed. Butterfly slipped off her gown and wow, she was naked from the waist up. Martin shot straight up in his seat, his eyes like saucers, as if he was thinking 'So this is opera!!'
Martin said "Yes - and never, never forgotten" when we talked and laughed about it yesterday. Happy memories.