In the middle of August occur the great feast of Messina Ferragosto. A tradition which involve at least two thousand devoted people, who are dressed with blue and white clothing and in a barefoot way while they shouting“VIVA MARIA” with the mission to pull strings of a length of 230 m and with a thickness of5 cmit is hooked to a metal procession which reaches the 13,50 meters high and weighing 8 tons.With the intention to achieve slide it by the wet avenue “Via Garibaldi” of Messina.
After three months after my arrival at the Teatro Vittorio Emanuele of Messina, Italy. I have had the opportunity to complete an introductory course to “Light Design” with one of the most active external collaborators related to the theater.
It was the beginning of June, the first serious mosquitoes attacks of the typical hot summer nights. I knew about the concert in the cemetery for some time before because of my roommates, but meanwhile was approaching the date, people in the theater were making some creepy comments due to the location of it.
The concert was managed from Culture Department of The Council of Messina, which took the Teatro Vittorio Emanuele Orchestra to carry this show out next to the soprano Chiara Taigi and the orchestra conductor Giuseppe Paratore.
The attraction of these experiences abroad are the new challenges they are offering you, these new experiences which due to not possess the capacity to cope, you have to face, explore and develop them. When you are involved in a project like this at the first time. You are no time to enjoy them, either for lack of time or maybe because you’re always busy.
Learning a new language, this task seems a world that surpass a wall but still every day seems higher. People tell you it’s just putting in the hours, that you must practice it, you must go to class … but really with the time you have … but … Do you notice any progress week after week?
Here I present my roadmap (which is not great innovation) to acquire a basic level in any language thanks to the resources provided by the Internet. Support tools that help us to practice a more enjoyable and entertaining repetitive exercises that we must to face to memorize.
Previously I mentioned my experience with the world of opera, and as I mentioned, my beginnings were unusual and a bit messy, so it is time to acquire more knowledge about historical concepts, technical and musical concepts to try to rearrange my mind.
One month ago a govermement institution inform me about the chance to start a new adventure in Italy, Since that I have tried to catch up with materials and knowledge that had not been studied in depth by priority issues than others which are presumably more competent facing the laboral world.