|The bel canto-era composer Gioachino Rossini:|
portrait painted circa 1815
by Vincenzo Camuccini.
But the rest made the second act wonderous for me. I had listened to the utube presentation of the last scene in the opera -- and the tantalizing intermission interview with Juan Diego Flofez, hinting of the brilliance in his aria that brings in this act -- those two things kept me awake.
The work I put into listening to the last song paid off that day. I knew the tune and could watch for the bel canto singing.
I came away adoring Rossini -- at least his work in the second half of La Donna Del Lago.
I asked Rebecca if she had seen the opera or taken Duncan She said no, they didn't go. She has a new planner -- the planner from hell. She likes to do her planning on paper and she found a book that lets her do all -- plan on a calendar and have notes on the side. -- and all of this in a real book What has happened is that she gets everything into that planner and now she can see she doesn't have time for the opera.
I think life is better without such a planner.