Carmina Burana – A Visual and Musical Feast

I’m a food blogger on the road here in Victoria, British Columbia, where spring has sprung. If I were to blog about the food I’ve been eating, you would have noticed a distinct pattern: Pub food. Pub fare. Pub drinks. With one exception when we went out for the floor show at Japanese Village, but even that evening began with a bevvy at a pub. I will say this, the food and beer has been delicious, and the company has been most wonderful.

Tonight, however, I wanted to do something on my own and something a bit different than the routine of walking about in Victoria and admiring the pretty pastel Easter coloured tulips people have planted in their gardens, the green grass, the blossoms, the daffodils, the grit and gravel free streets, and especially the pristine sidewalks that you don’t have to skip around gobs of spit like you do on Jasper Ave.

I managed to score a ticket to Carmina Burana tonight, which happens to be the perfect spectacle to watch for a food blogger who loves to eat and drink in excess.  As Wikipedia describes, Carmina Burana is about the fickleness of fortune and wealth, the ephemeral nature of life, the joy of the return of Spring, and the pleasures and perils of drinking, gluttony, gambling and lust.  Sounds like my life, without the gambling bit. Except for a visit to Vegas when I was shoving $20s down the throat of those machines and realizing later I should have just bought myself a Louis Vuitton bag on Day 1, and hung around the pool and read novels for the remainder of my visit. I would have come home with more money in my pocket. Me digressus (trying to get in the mood for the upcoming Latin fest).

I am excited about tonight. It’s a 3 fer deal as far as I’m concerned. It’s got the Victoria symphony, live choir, and Ballet Victoria. I’m getting goose bumps already in anticipation of hearing O Fortuna live!!!

Since you are there, and not here, if you want to hear this amazing piece of music, click this link to You Tube. You can even sing along as it has the words printed. In Latin. Even if you think you don’t know this piece, you do:  O Fortuna

PS: BC is obsessed with yam fries.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. I love Carmina Burana! ENJOY!

  2. Enjoy! And keep having fun in Victoria!Victoria is our favourite spot… we're going at the end of April/early May for a few days, and I can't wait. So lovely to hear about spring, tulips and clean streets – thanks for the post.

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