Friday, January 27, 2012

Pink Saturday for the Arts

It's wonderful to participate in Beverly's Pink Saturday. Participating has given me tremendous joy as I travel from blog to blog making new friends and sharing the lovely pink things in life. Pink Saturday is an event that I look forward to every week and searching for the pink in my life has become a wonderful treasure hunt!



This weekend is a creative and performing arts weekend. I have the extreme fortune of being a season ticket holder for The Arizona Opera, and this month's performance is Madame Butterfly. This is such a moving story about a women whose family lost their wealth and has the opportunity to marry an American. However, he does not take the marriage seriously and leaves Butterfly to go off to sea. After an absence of 3 years he returns to Japan, accompanied by his new American wife and she is all to happy to raise the son of her husband and Butterfly as her own. Butterfly is crushed by this, however she is willing to make the sacrifice because she is a devoted and loving a wife to this American man. This is really too much for Butterfly to bear and as she watches her son leaving with his father she becomes so overwhelmed with grief that she stabs herself and dies.
There were not many dry eyes in the house at the end of this performance as it was so incredibly beautiful. The sets were stunning in their simplicity and the kimono's were gorgeous. The audience was riveted to the stage and everyone stayed in their seats until the very end! What a wonderful performance this was.....Bravo.

A beautiful array of Pink Madama Butterfly goods. These Japanese objects are so delicate and feminine. It would be fun to decorate a room with such lovely things, it would make visitors feel so happy and peaceful. Thank you for visiting this wonderful Pink Saturday...... Please go to visit Beverly at: "How Sweet The Sound" for some more fabulous and fun "Pink"!
Thank you for visiting today and please share a comment with me while you are here.
Happy Pink Saturday!

10 comments:

  1. Oh, you are so lucky to be going to Madame Butterfly! I hope you have a lovely time. Happy Pink Saturday. ~Marti

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  2. What a lovely post! I've never seen Madame Butterfly. I'm so happy you enjoyed it. Thank you for stopping by my blog and your sweet comment on my Grandmother's collage. I'm your newest follower! I hope you'll stop by again soon.
    Cindy

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  3. I love Madame Butterfly, and all of Puccini's operas. Today, Saturday, the Metropolitan Opera is broadcasting Tosca. So, of course I am listening while visiting blogs and working on crafting. You have a lovely blog. Thank you for sharing your beautiful Pink Saturday.

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  4. Gorgeous! Happy Pink Saturday!

    My PINK, have a great weekend!

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  5. Oh wow, Gigi, how beautiful!! And I LOVE that prayer that you told me...I used to perform for a college organization that represented people of all faiths and I think that they all lead to the same Source...and I was so enlightened by your prayer..thank you so much for that, my friend. I hope you're having a great weekend.
    XO
    Cindy

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  6. Beautiful, Hugs and Happy Pink Saturday xo

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  7. A lovely collection of pretty pink Japanese images! Lucky you, seeing Butterfly at the opera. By coincidence, I went to the opera last night and saw Salome by Strauss. Unfortunately, I cannot recommend. Wish I was at Butterfly! HPS! ~Lorraine ♥♥♥

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  8. A beautiful post for Pink Saturday, just gorgeous!

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  9. Finally catching up from PS. I am so happy you were able to find a fur baby that is now a part of you and your family. Enjoy!

    Have a happy pink week.

    LL

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  10. Your blog is so inspirational! I am so glad I found all of this creativity!

    blessings,
    karianne

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