Rest assured, no news is good news, as Flórez is chillaxing in London, preparing for the Thursday night premiere of Rossini's Matilde di Shabran with the Royal Opera House. (tho this is kinda scary: "PLEASE NOTE: ACT 1 runs at 2 hours 10 minutes without a scene change [...]") omg whaaaaaa?
The show continues 5 more dates, ending on Tuesday, November 11 for its already completely sold-out run. Juan Diego Flórez will be dazzling the London audiences as Corradino with Matilde di Shabran sung by Polish soprano Aleksandra Kurzak, and Carlo Rizzi on the podium.
While we're waiting for reviews and pics, we'll sate ourselves with this 1996 documentary when Matilde di Shabran was sung in August of the same year at Pesaro's Rossini Opera Festival with the rookie, AAA MVP player Flórez just up from the minors, and a baby Elisabeth Futral accompanying a fresh-faced Yves Abel.
Here, Juan Diego Flórez talks about singing Corradino (in Italian with French subtitles) as a young little angnellino!