So, yesterday (Oct 2) I went to an opera at the Staatsoper here in Vienna and guess what!! Renee Fleming was totally performing the lead!!!!!!!!!!!!! It was so exciting. We saw Capriccio by Richard Strauss. I had no idea she was in it but we just happened to get there 3 hours early because we had the time wrong. So we had super good spots in the standing room section. For those of you who don't know, for standing room you get in line a few hours before the performance starts and wait then you rush in to get a spot in this little tiny section of the main floor of the theater so you can stand and watch it. We only pay like 4 euros for a spot on the main floor or 3 for a spot in the balcony so it's a really sweet deal. Anyway, since we were in the front of the line because of some random fluke, we were in the front of all the standing room and could see everything perfectly and oh my goodness it was beautiful. The opera itself was really bizarre but I highly recommend it. I wasn't familiar with the music at all but it was so gorgeous. I was so happy to be there. Renee Fleming for cryin' out loud!!
The only bad part of the evening was I lost my Monatskarte, the public transportation pass that the school buys for us that lasts the month and I had to dish out my own 50 euros to get a new one. I was not happy about it but it's better than getting fined for using it without a ticket. Oh, well. I'm gonna be way more careful in the future (even though I thought I was being good).
Anyway, today I decided to do an ORCA project. I'd been sitting on the fence about it for a while and finally came to the conclusion that not only would the money be super sweet to have if I win it, but it would look freakin awesome on a resume and the experience would be really worth it. So, wish me luck. I'm gonna die because this is totally not my strong point and I have lots of German homework that is really difficult, but I think I'll learn a lot. So, I'm goin' for it. We'll see how it goes.