Only a couple of weeks into the year and I've checked off another bucket list item - attend the Lyric Opera here in Chicago. Check! One of my friends hit me up mid afternoon saying she had an extra (free) ticket for tonights performance of Anna Bolena, so I jumped at the chance. It was in Italian, of course, with english subtitles which I found helpful - the only other opera I've seen was IN Italy and also in Italian no subtitles. I thought they did a great job of using the set, the voices were amazing - the lead actually suffering from a throat infection only made it about 3/4 of the way through before her understudy came in for the last few sets. Both were outstanding and the transition was pretty seamless - I've never see this happen during a show. A perfectly delightful way to spend a winter evening.