It is with great joy that I’m back in Piacenza after the success of Gioconda in 2018. A Verdi Gala like this one, on stage at the Teatro Municipale on October 25th and 27th, is uncommon in Italian theatres and, to my mind, very intriguing, offering three acts from three different operas, complete with scenery and costumes. What a thrill! What a challenge, too, musically and emotionally, all on the same evening to be Gabriele Adorno, Radamès and Otello, my first time in this last role. It will be a personal journey deep inside Verdi’s composition, the dramaturgical power of his operas and the poignant beauty of his vocality in this Piacenza theatre which is so dear to me and a place of friendship more than of work.
Sep 29 2019