Trying something a bit different . . .

What will you be getting for Valentines Day this year?  The traditional gifts of flowers, chocolates, underwear or perhaps something a bit different?  What you would you say to tickets to the Opera? It’s certainly not something I’d normally consider but having read a bit about Cosi Fan Tutte eno production I have to say I quite fancy it!”Two young men are persuaded by a friend to test the virtue of their fiancées by means of a cruel deceit: they disguise themselves and then each attempts to seduce the others’ girlfriend” 

It sounds like an episode of Coronation Street set to music!  I’ve never really watched an Opera before and I’m not sure if I’d understand what was going on however I reckon you’d be quite swept away by it all anyway.  It’s certainly something I’d like to try at some point.

We took Ben & Chloe to a family friendly
music festival last year – they loved it

I’ve often said that live music is one of the things I miss most about my “pre-Mummy” days – gigs and festivals, I used to really enjoy going to the theatre occasionally too.  It’s certainly something I’d like to be able to do more as the children get older – and I’d love to take them along as well from time to time.  Maybe I’ll hold off on the Opera for a bit yet though!

Have you taken your children to the theatre or a concert? What did they think?



  1. February 7, 2014 / 5:42 am

    Mine are all to young to go to the theatre. They enjoyed a panto before Christmas, but even that was a little too long for them to sit x

  2. February 8, 2014 / 7:01 pm

    I took my kids to see peppa pig at the theatre, that was fun. A couple of years ago I won tickets to the opera, I went just for the experience but cant say I was impressed

  3. Anonymous
    February 27, 2014 / 9:42 pm

    I believe there is often a suitable / appropriate :- age and stage of development. I enjoyed taking children to the cinema, which they loved. Youngest was 3 years old, it was a Disney film which she thoroughly enjoyed. Though it wasn't a sing- a -long version, that is what she did. Luckily the cinema audience were quite taken with her reaction to the film.

    I love the theatre. I have taken children to pantomimes. I would love to attend an opera, and feel just like yourself :- I would feel more comfortable attending with some information / guidance. Or with someone who could explain anything I was unsure of. Maybe schools will consider implementing theatre and opera experiences into education. Ballet is another art I believe could be implemented into education. I have attended a couple of Ballets which I thoroughly enjoyed. I had initially been unsure / apprehensive, as had no experience of Ballet as a youngster.

    Rachel Craig

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