Monday, February 25, 2019

The Strasbourg Opera House

I saw Boris Godunov. Had no damn idea what was going on but I saw it at the Strasbourg Opera House which is historical. One of the ladies in the balconies gave me a small gold sun pin and pinned it on my suit coat. I felt like I met the Queen. Me and my buddy had snuck into the second balcony to see what was doing and this old Dowanger was off to the far side and we didn't see her as we look over the edge of the private balcony box. It was a hell of a view looking down on the peasants like me who sat on the floor. The old lady in the box had a fur wrap and was totally put together. She told us all about the Opera House and she gave us each a sun pin that I later found out was real gold.
I saw a ballet, an opera, a orchestra do Peter and the Wolf, and other big theatrical events that year. It was enrichment for all the kids on the base. Good times. The base at Lahr is 15 minutes from the German / French border. Strasbourg is right over the border. The two cities have has contact since Medieval times. That was a nice Sunday drive for our family. I spent many happy afternoons in the city of Strasbourg with my family when I was a kid.
The Strasbourg Opera House, located on Place Broglie on the Grande Île in the city center of Strasbourg, in the French department of the Bas-Rhin, is the main seat and mother house of the opera company Opéra national du Rhin. It has been classified as a Monument historique since 1921.