“The opera is to music what a bawdy house is to a cathedral.” H. L. Mencken.
On the belt of every potential world traveler, there is a spot reserved for a notch dedicated to the Sydney Opera House. We took care of it today.
An agitator was arrested. During the interrogation, he casually fell to his death, from the precinct second-floor window into the passing street below. Did he die before the fall? An impostor decides to clarify for himself the causes and circumstances of the incident, classified as an accident. So is the preamble of “The Accidental Death of an Anarchist”.
The play features six personages: five males and one female. It would be a spoiler if I reveal to you that all the roles were indeed played by females; something that you will only discover at the end of the play. Therefore, I will not tell anyone.
The scenario is riveting. The performances were superb. The ambiance was fantastic. The memory will remain golden.
Another notch was etched at dinner time today. We attended the cabaret recital on the Harbour Cruise Showboat. It was a $135 pp affair, with dinner, and a review worth of Las Vegas. The spectacle was a plethora of dance numbers, solo songs, and a tribute to Charles Aznavour who died last week.
The Travel O Ganza travelers had the boat all to themselves. When a songstress started a rendition of Aznavour’s “Non, je ne regrette rien…”, she was immediately followed by a choir made up of a third of the attendance. That was an amusing and surprising moment, for both the audience and the performers.
The soiree was heralded by the fact that we had the wrong harbor on the address list. But the good-natured ambiance at the Travel Club allowed a soft and safe transfer of the entire crowd that showed up on time, from Circular Bay to Darling Harbour.
This morning, some went shopping, some attended the medical symposium, the remaining paced around Hyde Park Street or simply enjoyed the fancy amenities of the InterContinental Sydney. It was very pleasant and productive rain-free day in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
(Odler Robert Jeanlouie, Saturday, October 6, 2018, Sydney, Capital of New South Wales.)
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