Manhattan: Metropolitan Opera

manhattan Eric tells Ben “You don’t go to the opera if you’re looking for a compelling narrative.”

I am growing increasingly concerned about Robert. We had agreed to line up a couple of operas for the coming season. Then I learn that after Robert failed to show up for work several days in a row he was found dead in his apartment.

Because I’m afraid of her, afraid of her.
She used to be so sweet
So cheerful
But suddenly she began to change
in front of my eyes
It was similar to you
Irritable and pitiful
When I saw her in the morning after breakfast
with the scarred cheek
My love for her completely vanished.

Margaret marries a man her father refers to as “the Poodle.” They move to Britain. The Poodle leaves Margaret when she loses her jaw to cancer.