Thursday, April 24, 2008

Having a REALLY good day at work.

Real life is eating into my blogging time. But here's a little something for your trouble.

For the first time in 14 years, the audience at the Met demanded and received an encore of a solo performance. Tenor Juan Diego Flórez sang the nine high C’s in the aria “Ah! Mes Amis” and then--at the audience's urging--sang them again.

Apparently, Mr. Flórez is somewhat of an operatic rabble rouser, having violated a 75-year encore ban at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan last year.

Damn opera hooligans.

Click on the pic to see the a video of the aria. Oh, go ahead. It's only 2:11 minutes.

Read the Times' review of Donizetti’s “Fille du Régiment” here.

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