In a sold-out Ravenna basketball-arena-turned-into-auditorium, the
Wiener Philharmoniker and Riccardo Muti have just flaunted some impressively massive musical muscle (and really, the strange program itself -- Schubert, Mozart, Ravel, DeFalla + an impromptu Johann Strauss encore was worth the 300 km. trip)
Needless to say, Opera Chic was there and you weren't.
Full review, pictures, inside gawssip and much more coming tomorrow. Now Opera Chic is tired, overfed, drunk with that unique creamy sound of the VPO strings and their to-die-for rubato, and she needs to rest on Pratesi linens.