Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Jonas at La Scala


I attended the Fathom Event of Jonas Kaufmann's Puccini recital at La Scala.  It was lovely, of course, but he was so flattered that they loved him, he kept doing encore after encore.  When he finally sang something not by Puccini, I went home.  He was looking exhausted. The emotional intensity of the film was greater than on the recording.

Here's the program:

Giacomo Puccini (1858 - 1924) Preludio sinfonico A - dur

Le Villi Ecco la casa ... Torna ai felici dì – Prelude and La Tregenda

Edgar Orgia, chimera dall’occhio vitreo – Edgar Prelude to Act III

Manon Lescaut Donna non vidi mai Intermezzo Ah! guai a chi la tocca! ... No! pazzo son! Guardate!

Tosca  E lucevan le stelle – Prelude to Act III

Madama Butterfly  Intermezzo

La Fanciulla del West  Una parola sola! ... Or son seimesi

Suor Angelica  Intermezzo

Turandot  Nessun dorma

Encores:

Tosca Recondit Armonia
La Fanciulla del West  Mi creda libero
Non ti scordar di me
etc.

2 comments:

Paul said...

He closed the program with a second rendition of "Nessun Dorma" and, somewhere around fifteen bars in, totally spaced out the lyrics for a few seconds. He was obviously tired. My wife was especially pleased with the two arias from "Fanciulla," which is her favorite Puccini opera. BTW, they're doing it here in Denver in the 2016-17 season. And speaking of next season, we're planning to come to S.F. sometime in September to see "Andrea Chenier," only awaiting the opening of individual ticket sales to decide which date.

Dr.B said...

Hi Paul. I knew he was going to space out and I didn't want to watch it. I'm ging to Andrea Chenier.