I adore Paris for many reasons, as you know, but the place that makes my heart sing is the Palais Garnier, home of the Paris Ballet and Opera. It is incredible – ornate, magnificent, and elegant. You can often see shots of the exterior posted on my Instagram account, but I recently had a chance to explore the inside.
It is just as stunning. While the Chagall ceiling received mixed reviews, I must say that I love the juxtaposition of the bright colors with the interior’s plush red velvet. Here is the view of the inside of the hall, where the magic happens.
P.S. There is a little one-minute video of an impromptu opera performance at the end of the post by yours truly…
I couldn’t resist singing Carmen while in the hall! Habanera in the Paris Opera – my dream come true! I started in D and ended in F, I think; I was so excited. Most classical singers would never dare to post a recording that isn’t perfect, but oh well! I want to share this exciting experience with you! It truly was one of the greatest moments of my life. Here is the short video of the impromptu performance.