Donizetti doubled up at the Met


From our Maine correspondent, the Colby College history professor Paul Josephson, who sends breaking opera news on this grey Saturday afternoon in Los Angeles  —

While listening to Donizetti’s “L’Elisir d’Amore,” on “Live at the Met” [broadcast] today, and after “Una furtive lagrima,” to wild applause some one screamed out, “Encore!” and Juan Diego Florez obliged. The second time was more beautiful. Here’s an older recording…

Linda Chiavaroli, an arts·meme reader and a friend, chimed in on Facebook:

Great old fashioned bel canto moment on today’s Met broadcast. Juan Diego Florez encored “Una furtiva lagrima” l got to melt twice!

Thank you for sharing, Paul and Linda!

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