Sunday, April 03, 2011


It is the sound, I think. It plays in your soul, or it doesn't. I love the sound of his voice more than just about anything, and this is Italian enough.

He looked over at where I was sitting--close to the stage in the tiers stage left--as he left the stage in the Berkeley concert. I begin to regret that my friends will not stalk. They give me rides and put me up for the night, so I can't really just do whatever I want.

Stalking is something for young people to do, people who stay up late, and in my case the results have not been good. I am thinking this over. I should practice smiling, perhaps.


Natalie said...

Don't stalk. Stalking is undignified at any age. And I reckon they must get sick of it. But a friendly smile is probably good!

Dr.B said...

Opera fans often refer to standing in autograph lines as stalking. This is the only form of stalking I have ever participated in.

Natalie said...

Yes, I knew what you meant. To be honest I still think it's undignified. I've done it once, at a recent Andreas Scholl concert when he was signing CDs, and I could see that the poor guy just wanted to get home to bed instead of being surrounded by hysterical seniors all wanting a piece of him. Never again.

Anonymous said...

I agree that some of the artist don't like the signing after the performance, but I think it's a nice gesture for all fans (coming from all over the world to hear them) and a part of the whole show. And dear Dr.B, also Jonas thinks so. He said once in an interview that because people came to listen him, he must do the same after the concert-maybe they want congratulate him, say their thoughts about performance or even just shake his hand. And in reality he really is so charming and kind. After Werther in Vienna I went to the stage door ... he was wonderful. Chating with everybody, taking photo with me:) So, next time you should go to him after the performance. He is even more carismatic than you think!

Greeting to the USA,

Anonymous said...

He sounds almost Italian! The way he puts those little flourishes in the words the way Italians do. Kind of softens the voice - not less volume- but the tone is, well, Italian!
And by all means, smile as often as you can. KC