I recently spent an evening enjoying a symphony performance at the Bellini Opera House in Catania.
Every seat is a good seat here, we had the best view of the ceiling from our vantage point.
The piazza outside the old building was a bit bare when we went in at 9pm and more abuzz two hours and change later. It was shaping up to be a busy Friday night in downtown Catania. Moments like these are friendly reminders of the universal desire for beauty and community through the shared experience of music. And, of course, the community of the passersby on the street – off on errands, to make appointments and meet friends and lovers.