Thank you, Twitter! I had just started my computer here at the hotel in Buenos Aires when I saw a tweet from Joyce DiDonato announcing her recital at the Teatro Colon yesterday evening. Joyce appeared with the Paris Opera frequently when I was there, but I had never seen her in recital. Luckily, I was able to get a ticket at the last minute. Visiting the Teatro Colon for the first time felt very special, too. Any superlative you might have heard about the acoustics are true, a singer's slightest whisper and softest piano carries through the whole auditorium. I can't wait to go back tonight for Mercadante's I due figaro conducted by Riccardo Muti.
It was a long trip to get here, but flying over the snow-covered peaks of the Andes from Santiago de Chile to Buenos Aires was worth a 14-hour flight. I haven't seen anything of the city yet, but hope to get out for a while before my auditions this afternoon.
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