Ivana Spagna’s concert last night was a lot of fun. I knew nothing about her, but everyone else knew all her songs and all her moves and had a great time. She covered everything from Creedence Clearwater revival to Mary Poppins and Simon and Garfunkle.
Much of the enjoyment came from watching the audience, particularly a gentleman in yellow pants who leapt to his feet and danced enthusiastically. You will see him as a blur in the photos…he could move.
Thank you to the people of Gombereto who organised the event, what an enterprising lot you are. Congratulations on a job well done.
The Casino was the very first in Europe and was brought back to life several years ago with a beautiful renovation. What an excellent setting for these events!
On Thursday 18th July at 9.00pm there will be a concert piano recital by Ronald Farren-Price, a renowned Australian pianist. He will be performing Beethoven, Debussy, Chopin and Liszt.
On Friday 19th July at 9.00pmNeco Novellas will perform World LiveMusic.
On Saturday 20th July at 9.00pm Lucca Opera Festival will perform Opera in Maschera. Soloists Michelle Buscemi, Elena Fioretti, Letizia Cappellini, Claudio Sassetti, Mattia Campetti and Andrea Carcassi will perfrom the music of Mozart with pianist Jonathan Brandani. I have attended several delightful performances by the ensemble at the Oratoriodegli Angeli Custodiin Lucca and I wish I was in Bagni di Lucca to see them in the beautiful Casino.