The Tuscan Sun
11 Jun 2012
Angela Gheorghiu fan blog
Photo @ Umberto Visintini/New Press Photo
Florence, June 11, 2012
Firenze 12 giugno 2012 - Al via oggi la decima edizione del Tuscan Sun Festival che, per il primo anno debutta a Firenze. Quest’anno ritorna al Festival, dopo lo straordinario successo ottenuto nell’edizione del 2009, la strepitosa Angela Gheorghiu che, insieme al virtuoso e pluripremiato giovane tenore Saimir Pirgu sarà la protagonista del Concerto di Gala di martedì 12 giugno al Teatro della Pergola di Firenze. (via La Nazione)
A word in this article reminded me of a night one year ago at the backstage of Royal Opera House. There was an Italian fan waiting for Angela. He talked to us a lot. But when she came out all he could say was "sei strepitosa", over and over and over again. I asked THE Italian that is always close to Angela when she's at ROH what "strepitosa" meant. He looked at her and started moving his hands in all directions saying "ma dai, ma dai....". "Ok man, a word. I understand that the fan can't utter anything else. But can do it" "it means.. amazing, outstanding, stunning, beautiful" "Got it. one word was enough. I got it. Now you can keep moving your hands". He was soooo funny.

Back to the Festival, according to the TSF official website the concert is taking place at Teatro Pergola and this is the program
Angela Gheorghiu, soprano Saimir Pirgu, tenor Eugene Kohn, conductor  Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino

Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail - Sinfonia  Handel: Rinaldo – Aria of  Almirena ‘Lascia ch'io pianga’  Verdi: La Traviata - Duet of Violetta and Alfredo ‘Parigi, o cara’  Massenet: Werther – Aria of Werther ‘Pourquoi me réveiller’     Berlioz: Ouverture du Corsaire    Gounod: Romeo et Juliette - Duet of Juliette and Romeo ‘Va! je t'ai pardonné’   
Mascagni: Le maschere - Sinfonìa   Catalani: La Wally - Aria of Wally 'Ebben? Ne andrò lontana'  De Curtis: Duet ‘Non ti scordar di me’ Bernstein: West Side Story – Aria of Tony ‘Maria’   Loewe: My Fair Lady – Aria of  Eliza Doolittle ‘I Could Have Danced All Night’ Ponchielli: La gioconda - La danza delle ore Puccini: La bohéme  - Duet of Mimi and Rodolfo ‘O soave fanciulla’ 
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Puccini: La Rondine
Gounod: Roméo et Juliette

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