Friday, August 10, 2007

Due furtive lacrime...



I' m sure that you don't expect me to tell you this, but i just wanted to share it with you:

Puccini was T-H-E master of human emotion.

And to make myself clear:

The past few days i watched two different performances of Suor Angelica. No.1, this year's telecast from the Met with Barbara Frittoli, No.2, a 1987 performance from Madrid with Diana Soviero. Both excellent performances, both Frittoli and Soviero give us amazing interpretations.

To the point:

In both performances i would catch myself moved to tears at the finale. Final curtain would find me devastated. And imagine that Suor Angelica is not a favourite (well, mine it is), it's a rarely performed opera that has not been performed in Athens -for example- for ages (was Maria Kalogeropoulos the last Suor Angelica in the Greek capital?...to find this out we would have to do some research).

So, if you 're in a mood, pour yourselves a glass of wine, sit in front of your TV-set (big or small screen, flat, plasma or LCD, cheap or expensive, with a 5.1 Dolby Digital surround system or not, believe me, the emotion will be the same..) and enjoy yourselves to tears...

2 comments:

Ιλάρια said...

Φανταστηκόσ! Barbara Frittoli παίζει Suor Angelica πολύ καλά! Ελπίζω πάρα πολύ να την βλέπω alla Scala τον επόμενο Μάρτιο!!

Gloriana said...

molis eida tin parastasi se magnitoskopisi.

H Frittoli einai sygklonistiki.