Italian Opera Recital at Assembly Hall
|Left to right: Pianist Eddie de Nadai,
soprano Ombretta Macchi, and tenor Domenico Menini
The Italian Embassy and the Italian Cultural Institute organized in collaboration
with AUB an Italian opera recital at Assembly Hall on December 17. Entitled
"Duetti D'Amore," the program featured soprano Ombretta Macchi,
tenor Domenico Menini, and the pianoforte of Eddi de Nadai in a memorable
performance of classical masterpieces from the repertoires of a number
of select Italian and French composers.
Many operatic favorites were included, like Puccini's Tosca and The Bohemian,
Gounod's Faust, and Verdi's The Invective. The prodigious Italian trio
was met with prolonged applause, leaving the audience with the feeling
that with music so first-class and impeccably performed, operatic music
ought to be more widely heard.