(Juan Diego Flórez in 2005, La Cenerentola)
JDF sightings all over London as Flórez steadies himself for la prima of Donizetti's La Fille du régiment at the The Royal Opera on Thursday night. With Natalie Dessay's Marie, and (Opera Chic's beloved, the most underrated great conductor working today) Bruno Campanella conducting, along with direction and costume by Laurent Pelly, this is sure to be a great night at the opera.
Opera Chic is beyond excited tonight, as she just had her extremely-difficult-to-acquire ticket delivered for the late February 2007 la prima of the Milan-stretch of the Flórez/La fille tour. Except, ours will be without Dessay (as I reported here, Dessay said kthxbi), with direction by Zeffirelli, and conducting will be Yves Abel.