There will be a Christmas concert at Teatro Accademico in La Villa on 20th December at 9.15pm.
Last night at the lovely Teatro Accademico there was a delightful evening of music. Songs by Puccini, Verdi, Mascagni, Bizet, Rossini and others were performed by some very talented people.
The event was well attended.
The singers were…
Valentina Boi, a soprano with an exquisite voice.
Laura Brioli, mezzosoprano.
Angelo Fiore, tenor.
Franco Rossi, baritone, shown here delivering a rousing rendition of The Barber of Seville.
They were accompanied by Laura Pasqualetti on the piano.
It was a very enjoyable evening. If you missed it there will be another on 12th April. I will remind you at a later date.
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 lovely little theatre in La Villa was modelled on La Scala in Milan…..on a much smaller scale of course.
The interior is very pretty.
It is similar to La Scala in that it is the same circular shape. Here is a look at the original.
It would be a really good idea if the Bagni di Lucca theatre was open occasionally to show visitors the interior. There are often concerts held there…check with the information office for productions.