Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Crowded with Incident

In class yesterday I mentioned to my teacher, Simone, what was on the calender for the week. She laughing said I was doing more in one week than she does in a year. An exhageration I'm sure but...

Tuesday (today): Going up to Reggio Emilia for a performance of Beethoven's Fidelio conducted by the great Itlian conductor Claudio Abbado. This is his first attempt at this monumental work. I'm excited.

Friday: A performance of Puccini's La Fancuilla del West with Italy's Golden Couple of Opera - Danielle Desi and Fabio Armiliato. I'm excited.

Saturday Morning: A private small group tour into the catacombs under San Pietro to see the site of the original church. I'm excited.

Saturday Night: Georges Pretre conducting the Academia in Mahler's 5th Symphony. I'm excited.

Monday Night: A small private group tour of the Vatican Museum and the Sistine Chapel. They will be closed to the public at that hour so we will have it much to ourselves. I'm excited.

Oh what the hell I'm just excited about the whole damned week.

08 aprile - San Antonio Pavoni

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

All that excitement!!!!
I'd love to join you on Sat morning and Mon night!
DF

sageweb said...

I would like to join you for the week. Just a tough commute for me.

Sling said...

Bring me back a T-shirt from the Sistine Chapel!

Tater said...

I must agree with your teacher. You are a busy boy!

D said...

How much fabulousness can one man stand!! Pictures precious, lots and lots of pictures!!

PS- Don't forget my obligatory fireman shot..

Jeff said...

Exciting? Yes. Also sounds exhausting. Keep us posted as the fabulousness occurs.

SubtleKnife said...

So Simone is no longer a hag? (exhageration)

I'm jealous about the museum and Chapel tour, I had to share them with all those annoying tourists...