Bad Wildbad Belcanto (part 2)
Well, it went again so well at the Rossini Belcanto festival of Wildbad. Mostly thanks to the great and lovely singers over there.
Our Balducci (the one we created in Barcelona) wasn't easy because the pianists were not the same (Balducci composed for 2 pianos and 3 pianists) and it's a completely unknown opera so we didn't have enough time to work musically with them, and therefor had some chaotic moments on stage. But the singing team was still at its best, and full of energy and love for what we did and the public gave us a warm support !
The Bellini "Bianca e Gernando" (and not Fernando) was interesting, and mostly because I had the big honour to sing a trio with Maxim Mironov and Vittorio Prato, two supertalented, beautiful and lovely singers. The rest of the cast was also high quality (Shi,Luca,Mar, and of course the great Silvia Della Benedetta) and should I mention the famous (and well-deserved famous) Antonino Fogliani ?
I also took part of the concerts Rossini & Co (because I love it) with Raul Gimenez and Lorenzo Regazzo, singing Rosina, Adalgisa, Carmen and Cenerentola. Always a pleasure to sing in this Kurtheater with great friends and colleagues !
We had some precious times-off and also organised two Jam/Jazz Sessions. AND THIS IS SOMETHING IMPORTANT I'D LIKE TO SHARE WITH YOU. In this time of violence, fear and borders, I have been very moved to see classical musiciens and singers, and the belcanto public, gathering together to make a jazz evening ; singing, supporting and improvising different musics always with smile, love and passion. This is for me the best a message of tolerance, open-minded and peace we could have send, and we will keep on !
Here a link to a funny youtube video from Maxim Mironov about Wildbad
and some pictures of the Bad and Wild festival !