Sunday, July 29, 2012
We were thrilled that baritone John Del Carlo was one of the three performers. We saw him in Barber of Seville and Tosca last year, he is a wonderful singer as well as a terrific comedic actor.
The only down side was the weather. It was well over 90 muggy degrees well after 10pm. YUCK.
Saturday, July 28, 2012
The singers were Danielle de Niese, Dimitri Pittas, and John Del Carlo. They were all wonderful! In addition to having beautiful voices, they were all charismatic light-hearted performers, with a very welcoming and friendly stage presence.
The program was very full, about two hours long, with an intermission. The first act featured several arias and duets from Don Pasquale, as well as selections from Le Nozze di Figaro and La Boheme, among others. The second act was fabulous, but they changed the program from what's listed, and I can't remember what they performed.
The view behind the stage was beautiful. Right on the East River, we were treated to a stunning New York skyline. This picture of us was snapped by Pittas and posted on facebook. Meridita, Rachel and I are in there somewhere!