Opera Chic came back home (aka Milano) just in time to catch her boyfriend (he just doesn't know that yet) Juan Diego Florez's appearance at la Scala, starting tomorrow night, in La Fille Du Regiment.
And in today's Corriere della Sera our sweet Giovan Diego hints that, if we'll cheer loud enuff, he'll generously give us an encore of "Ah, mes amis" and its killer 9 high Cs!!!!!!!111
"If, tomorrow night at la Scala, they'll insist on me giving an encore, maybe I'll do that -- the famous nine high Cs of the 'Ah, mes amis' aria. In London, where I've just appeared in the Donizetti opera, I didn't do an encore, even if the cheering was loud and sustained. But I did an encore at Carlo Felice in Genova, in 2005, when Decca made the DVD"
JDF repeats that he doesn't plan to add Verdi to his repertorio (except for his Fenton) but that "in a few years, in Dresden, I'll be the Duke of Mantua in Rigoletto"!!!OMG!!!
In the meantime, Opera Chic will be at la Scala tomorrow nite in a choice position to report on the happenings. And she'll totally scream "BIIIIIIIIS!!! BIIIIIIIIS!!!" (ie, "Twice").
Until next time, hat tip to our buddy Jay-Z:
Now can I get an encore, do you want more
Cookin raw with the Brooklyn boy
So for one last time I need y'all to roar