Genova is this magical place ... and already I imagine the Genovese doubting me but it happened like this. My lovely friend, Barbara, invited me to attend Teatro Carlo Felice's ballet - Biancaneve (Snow White in English).
I went along, no idea what to expect and honestly, after the show my mind was completely blown. I have borrowed one of the photographs from the Teatro Carlo Felice website here in Genova, hoping that nobody minds, giving full credit to the photographer Marcello Orselli. You can see more of his work here.
The photograph I'm posting was just one of many spectacular scenes. In it you see the Seven Dwarves leaving work. They dance on that 'rockface' using ropes they simply took our breath away.
Other breath-stealing scenes included the wicked witch forcing the apple into Snow White's mouth. It was brutal and yet it was dance and somehow that made it beautiful. And the scene where the prince danced with his dead princess.
We were all 5 years old again ... believing all that we saw. Aching for all of the characters.
I left the theatre both exhausted and exhilarated, feeling so fortunate that I had witnessed so much beauty. I have no more words besides telling you ... it was sublime.