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