Tuesday, August 19, 2008

[outdoor concert] la traviata and other pieces

Just saw the weather report for Britain below as I came up here to report on a magnificent outdoor concert I just attended beside Hotel Palazzo Failla, everyone done up to the nines and expecting great things.

It was great too. Maria Gabriella Ferroni, soprano and Giuseppe Veneziano, tenore sang from Verdi, Puccini, Tosti and Carrubba. It might have been Caruso again in a feast for the ears called "Un lieve palpitare". The outdoor concert was a one off and I am so pleased to have been invited to attend it.

The champas and eats helped a lot too, just to lower the tone a little. However, the tone was considerably lowered by people coming late, standing, blocking others and generally making pests of themselves by then talking so that during the finale, I jumped up and went forward to hear it uninterrupted.

A balmy 29 degrees ensured all were in shirt sleeves for the event. Wish Welshcakes could have been here but there was no chance to get her here at such short notice.

Last observation - my goodness, the Italians put passion into everything they do, don't they?

10 comments:

CherryPie said...

It sounds wonderful James :-)

Sadly you always have to put up with those sorts at outdoor concerts...

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Yes, the Itals do. The latecomers, etc., are the price we pay for these events. Thanks for the invite that was not one!

keith said...

And here's me about to push the boat out with a chili beef pot noodle.

jmb said...

Yes, that is one disadvantage of Italians. They are a noisy lot and don't worry if they bother others, especially when they roar off at 3am from some party, yelling at the top of their voices and vroom, vrooming their Vespas.
Apart from that I'm glad you had such a delightful evening.

Lord James Bigglesworth said...

I'll try one more post tomorrow, readers and then it's probably not until early next week. You take care too.

marymaryquitecontrary said...

They say, "the best things in life are free". Iam sure it was a wonderful evening.

TBRRob said...

Sounds nice. Much better than London.

Richard Havers said...

Envious thoughts on another wet Scottish evening.

jams o donnell said...

So8unds like it was a great night James. I wish it was a little more balmy here!

Lord James Bigglesworth said...

Thanks all.