Miriam was wonderful as Nedda in the opening of Il Pagliaci last night. She acts and sings wonderfully well. Beautiful voice and nice person. There were autograph hunters at the stage door waiting for her.
While I was waiting to congratulate her after the show I heard a cheer from the crowd standing about the porter´s room. Germany had just scored in the last few minutes of the game against Poland. There was a palpable sigh of relief that the German team has reached the quarter finals.
On the way home in the train I noticed a young man with dark curly hair sitting in the corner looking very dejected. He was wearing a T shirt with the Polish colours.