Oh man... it was beautiful. I loved Act 1, it was so beautiful. Especially when Rodolfo tells Mimi about himself and how he lives, in the aria, "Che Gelida Manina". I'm not gonna lie, tears came to my eyes because of how BEAUTIFUL it all was. I marvel at what the human body can produce in the way of beautiful singing. I closed my eyes at one point, because I wanted to feel the music penetrate my soul. It was breathtakingly beautiful. There's really no other way to describe the opera.
I love the opera. There is something so exquisite about the music, the singing, the performance and the orchestra. All of it is something everyone should experience once in their life time. It makes me so sad that the San Diego Opera will be closing its doors after 49 years. Such a sad loss to the art & culture of San Diego.