Essay On Rock Me Amadeus

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I enjoyed many experiences on our study tour to Salzburg and Vienna, but my favorite experiences were the guided visit of the Mozart House in the Vienna City Center, the tour and concert of the Mozarteum and Mozart’s opera “La Clemenza di Tito”. I really loved the guided visit of the third Mozart house we went to, the one in Vienna. Not only did it have some really interesting Mozart stuff, but I also loved the exhibition on “Rock Me Amadeus” in the basement of the house. I loved the tour guide, he did not drag out his talks about Mozart’s life and made the tour around our questions. The customized tour made the tour at this house more interesting than the visits at the other Mozart houses. I really liked that the in-depth answers we got that emphasized what we actually wanted to know about Mozart. I …show more content…
The opera was stunning. I was blown away by the voices of the leads, especially of Sextus. I had thought that the opera was going to be a bit boring and I was worried that I was not going to understand it. However, I was definitely proven wrong. I was blown away by the riveting performance of the opera. It was also very helpful that they provided English subtitles on the screens in front of the seat. I had expected they to pass out a pamphlet resembling a program that would just have the words in English, but the screens were a lot more practical. It moved along with the actors so you did not have any trouble figuring out which lyrics went with what voice and at which time. Another surprise was how engaged I became with the show. I expected something along the lines of a Shakespeare play, something that is very good, but a little hard to follow and get through. Instead, I was completely engaged in the show waiting to figure out what happened next and if all of the secrets would be revealed by the end. The opera was one of the best experiences on the study

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