Too Good for Words
December 7, 2005 | Studly
Okay all you lascivious Vixens, I was out this morning finishing my Christmas shopping because last night put me in the mood. Um, um, oh yeah, for Christmas shopping.
The concert was beyond phenomenal. Bocelli sang 15 songs, mostly Christmas, and the majority in Italian. He has an unbelieveable voice range and doesn’t use a microphone. The arena holds 50,000 and there were about 10,000 attending. There wasn’t a dry eye in the house when he sang Ave Maria. The real joy came when he sang White Christmas in Italian. BEAUTIFUL.
Denyce Graves, an alto with the Metropolitan Opera, sang several pieces solo and with Bocelli. She’s a beautiful woman with a magnificent voice.
The Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra provided the music. Conductor Edwin Outwater is energetic and inovative. He also led the Westminster Concert Choir who outdid anyone I’ve ever heard singing the Messiah.
The two and a half hour concert was interspersed with segments from the Nutcracker performed by the Kyin Ballet from the Ukraine. The grace and ease these ballerinas have is just like butterflies kissing a babies cheek. I was lost in the romance of their dance.
The Ukranian Shumka Dancers performed five numbers from their country with gorgeous costumes and more pizazz than any other folkloric group I’ve ever seen.
A magical evening is all I can say and I love you Studly!
P.S. By the way, my daughter called this morning to let me know she certainly does know who Andrea Bocelli is and wasn’t happy I made that smart-ass comment in yesterday’s blog. I apologize, Sweet “B”, but you did say it even if I knew you were joking. Last year for Christmas, she and her husband gave me three Bocelli cd’s. So yes my gorgeous hopefully forgiving “B”, I apologize and will TRY to behave in the future.