||[ Wednesday, 30 May 07 | 19:09 ]
Last night on La Dos they broadcast the opera Хованщина (Khovanshchina), by Модест Мусоргский (Modest Mussorgsky). This was a direct broadcast from the Gran Teatre del Liceu, an opera house on La Rambla here in Barcelona. The Liceu is considered one of the world's finest and biggest stage and acoustic settings for opera, and the main opera house in Spain.
The work was shown without commercial interruption for nearly four hours. It was sung по русский with subtitles en castellano. I was surprised that I could understand nearly all of the subtitles and even picked out a few words in Russian. It was an international production.
A revealing discovery
Today on my morning bike ride I made an interesting discovery. Near the Renfe rodalies station in Montgat I ran into a playa nudista. There were a few people there and based on their tans, looked to be regulars. I’m not too surprised as one cannot see the beach from the train or road because of a short cliff. I'm sure a lot more people are present on the weekends.