This weekend B was in Beijing for work, which meant that R and I had to amuse ourselves. On Saturday we went to an opera concert in the Botanic Garden (of arias and other highlights, rather than a complete opera). I was not sure what R would make of it (since among adults at least opera tends to be an acquired taste) but she loved it. I think her favorite was Libiamo from La Traviata, pleasing to me as her grandfather's favorite composer of operas is Verdi.
|Concert stage: a pretty good crowd|
|R is trying to sing along|
|She is staring at the stage|
|Wow, opera is amazing!|
|Laying down to enjoy the experience better (R is copying some other people, who had brought wine)|
|R pointing out the orchids to me|
|R reading the orchid garden brochure: very focused!|