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
Ecco la casa ... Torna ai felici dì
– Prelude and
Orgia, chimera dall’occhio vitreo
– Edgar Prelude to Act III
Donna non vidi mai
Ah! guai a chi la tocca! ... No! pazzo son! Guardate!
E lucevan le stelle
– Prelude to Act III
La Fanciulla del West Una parola sola! ... Or son seimesi
Turandot Nessun dorma
Tosca Recondit Armonia La Fanciulla del West Mi creda libero
Non ti scordar di me