The Opera Maria Stuarda (Mary Stuart) opens this weekend on the 10th at 8:15 pm. There are also performances on November 14th at 7:30 pm, November 16th at 8:15 pm and November 18th at 3pm. I don't think I have ever been to the Lyric Opera House, at least I cannot remember a time. I have always wanted to see an opera just so I can know if I like it or not. One of my favorite movies is Moonstruck and I just love how Cher's character is so moved by her opera experience, so I imagine having a similar reaction myself. Who knows. The opera is about the cousin feud (British version of Hatfields & McCoys?) between Mary Queen of Scots and Queen Elizabeth I. From what I can gather, Lizzy I wins this one as Mary loses her head in the end. It is an Italian opera with English surtitles. I love the way the Italian language sounds. I remember watching Life is Beautiful with the subtitles and when it came on TV and it was dubbed in English, it just lost all appeal for me.
Ani DiFranco is performing at the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall on Saturday the 10th. I must admit to not knowing who this is, but I know someone who loves her and that is good enough of a recommendation to me on a slow weekend.
The Athenian Agora Greek Festival takes place Friday, November 9th and Saturday November 1oth at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral on Preston Street (can't miss it, it's round with a big dome). There will be traditional Greek dancing and Greek martinis. What more could you want on a blustery November weekend?