I was fretting to Philip Gossett about criticism of the charming film of Juan Diego Florez singing "La donna e mobile" and received this answer:
"You will be interested to know that right now I am in Lima, Peru, for Juan Diego's matrimonio with the lovely Julia Trappe in the cathedral of Lima (later today). The night of the 3rd I heard his Duca di Mantova in Rigoletto, which I had to write up for Sole 24 Ore. It comes out tomorrow. I think what he has done is FABULOUS, insisting on the relationship of this part to the belcanto tradition!"
I want to apologize for calling Juan Diego Spanish in my 20 tenors posting. Anyone knows he's Peruvian. I think even I knew that.
Wagner’s Die Walküre, Theater Basel, 24.09.2023
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