Tristan is very excited about his Halloween costume this year. Originally, we was going to be Luke Skywalker (and he wanted his daddy to be “Dark” Vader). At one point, he thought at being Batman would be cool. Things change.
Tristan’s mom was very excited about taking T to the Opera. She had tickets for a dress rehersal of Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” and thought this would be a great way to introduce Tristan to the Metropolitan Opera…without having a 3-year old disturb the brutal Met partons. He was extremely excited and ultimately loved it. You might say “obsessed” about it. When subsequently asked what he wanted to be for Halloween, all he could say was “Papageno…the Birdcatcher!”
The arguement can be made that the costume in this Judy Traymor production does look something like a superhero. Tristan talks about his costume and character like everyone will know what he is talking about. He even has told one of the girls in nursery school that she could be his Papagena (Papageno’s would-be girl friend)