Gianni Schicchi and Pagliacci

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An Evening To Remember! A Must See

How I wish there were more unforgettable evenings like this one. Last night we went to see “Gianni Schicchi” and “Pagliacci” at the L.A. Opera. That was the very best production of those two Operas I had ever seen. Mr. Placido Domingo has transformed the entire L.A. Opera. His approach is new and the new productions are incredible.

Last night Domingo sang in Puccini’s Opera “Gianni Schicchi” and he was amazing. Of course my favorite aria is “Oh, Mio Babbino Caro” and it was wonderfully delivered by the young soprano, Andriana Chuchman. The second opera “Pagliacci” by Leoncavallo is my most beloved opera. 

Maestro Domingo conducted the orchestra with the sensibility of an artist who knows what opera singers need to hear in the music and he conducted the orchestra in such a way that they gave their best. He was brilliant!

An amazing young tenor Yusif Eyavazov played Canio and his aria “Ridi Pagliaccio” was phenomenal!! Nedda – Ana Maria Martinez was unforgettable too. Her voice is still with me.

I cried listening to the music and the incredible interpretation of so much talent gathered by Domingo on the stage. Both productions – one by Woody Allen and one by Zeffirelli were just magnificent.

And the cherry on the pie was meeting the great maestro himself after the show. What a night!