Monday, September 19, 2005

Bella Notte: A Luciano Update

The concert was magnifico! My friend and I wept during several songs. Though he does not have the power and consistent range that we have come to associate with him, Luciano still has all the sensitivity and purity that makes him a great artist. The concert ended on a high note when he asked the audience to take the role of the chorus in the famous drinking song from La Traviata. He and the soprano, Cynthia Lawrence, sang their parts, and then we got to sing with them. It was incredible to hear almost 9000 people la-la-ing (didn't know all the words).

It was truly a memory I will always treasure. I'm very thankful I had such a wonderful friend like Marie Dawson to share it with.

Bella da verro.