Now, Opera Chic is a faithful JDF fangirl, aight? Juan Diego makes her heart beat faster, so much that she has decided to end her NYC trip prematurely in order to be at La Scala for la prima of JDF's Fille (even if Dessay pulled out -- what3vs!) And last month in Ravenna, all excited by maestro Muti's quicksilver mad conducting ninja skillz and pleased by the Florez impersonator singing onstage, she nevertheless pined for Juan Diego's beautiful colors.
This doesn't mean that she only, like onlyonlyonly has eyes for the small, funny-looking Peruvian man: whenever the words tenore di grazia are mentioned, she is reminded of the beauty of Cesare Valletti's old skool bella voce that still sounds fresh (bella fresca!) after all these years.