Maschere di Venezia

The Carnevale di Venezia is famous for its distinctive and intricate masks.

Every time I see one, I am always reminded of the sad, sad scene from the Phantom of the Opera Act II, Scene IX. Raoul and Christine were reunited once again as the Phantom finally let go of the love of his life. The monkey and barrel organ music box comes to life magically and the Phantom, while looking at his mask, sings this tragic tune:

Masquerade!

Paper faces on parade.

Masquerade!

Hide your face so the world will never find you…

*/Venezia 2011/*

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2 thoughts on “Maschere di Venezia

  1. Sniff, I agree, what a tragic scene. My obsession with POTO goes back a long way. I love this photo and you’re right, it perfectly fits the sadness of that scene. Thanks for sharing with us.

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