Last night we went to a wonderful concert in Lucca, held in the magnificent Oratory degli Angeli Custodi.
The series of concerts is the brainchild of the very talented Mattia Campetti. He was born in Lucca and studied at the university of Pisa and the School of Opera and theatre in Bologna. He discovered the beautiful oratory when he first sang there as a student. It has been a labour of love to get the concerts underway.
With the help of a group of wonderful young musicians, Mattia presented a delightful evening of music from opera and musical theatre. We heard favourites from Puccini, Verdi, Mozart, Bernstein, Rogers and others. It helps that that they were all extremely good looking and clearly delighted to be performing for us.
The oratory was full and the enthusiasm and delight of the performers was reciprocated by the audience. We wanted them to sing all night.
I met Mattia and several of the performers who were happy to stay and chat to the people who lingered behind. Michelle, the beautiful soprano comes from Melbourne, the very handsome and charming Gaetano comes from Sydney, the gorgeous basso, Roberto, comes from Lucca. I wish I had met them all.
It was a delightful evening and you should all go…..as often as you can. I’ll be back next week, and the one after. The concerts will be held every Tuesday and Friday night and every third Sunday of the month there will be contemporary music and will continue until September. Each concert will have a different program…go to their website for details.
To see more information go to …… http://iconcertidegliangeli.com
What a beautiful couple.
The oratory is in Via degli Angeli Custodi. Look for the sign.