Giuseppe Verdi - Oberto, Ouverture
Georg Friedrich Haendel - Serse, "Frondi tenere... Ombra mai fu"
Giuseppe Verdi - La Traviata, "Parigi, o cara"
Antonin Dvorak - Rusalka, "Chant à la lune"
Giacomo Puccini - La Bohème, "Che gelida manina"
Giuseppe Verdi - Otello, Ballabile, acte 3
Charles Gounod - Roméo & Juliette, "Va, je t'ai pardonné... Nuit d'hyménée"
Giuseppe Verdi - Giovanna d'Arco, Ouverture
Gaetano Donizetti - L'elisir d'amore, "Caro elisir! ... Esulti pur la barbara"
Charles Gounod - Faust, "Salut ! demeure chaste et pure"
Giuseppe Verdi - Don Carlo, "Tu che la vanita"
Georges Bizet - L'Arlésienne - suite n°2 - Farandole
Giacomo Puccini - La Bohème, "O soave fanciulla"
It's been a while since I haven't posted a weekend treat. I found this documentary on Pavarotti's career produced by BBC, A life in seven arias. What a voice! One of a kind, from the first note in the cathedral in Modena when he was just a boy to his final performance at the Metropolitan in 2004.
Interviews with Joan Sutherland, Plácido Domingo, José Carreras, Montserrat Caballé, Juan Diego Flórez, Renata Scotto and others. Highlighted arias from La Bohème, La Fille du Régiment, L'Elisir d'Amore, Rigoletto, Tosca, Turandot as well as Panis Angelicus and Ingemisco.
1. Ave Maria, Desdemona (Gheorghiu)
2. Lamento di Frederico (Costello)
3. Guten Abend, gut Nacht (Gheorghiu)
4. Romanian song (Gheorghiu)
5. O mio babbino caro (Gheorghiu)
6. Granada (Gheorghiu/Costello)
Friends reported it was a wonderful concert with five encores. I believe so! Martine took this pictures (hope you don't mind I posted them. And please share with everybody what the encores were).
Final post regarding this concert, with the photos taken at the signing session after the concert at the Concertgebouw on September 24. Click on the first photo to open the slideshow and see all the photos in higher size.
I took me some time to get over the Amsterdam moment, right? :)
Time to move on, the tour is starting in less than a week.