What I felt tonight is hard to describe. I cried a lot, same as most of the people gathered at the Athenaeum tonight, supporting Angela's cause, supporting all those in need. It was beautiful. So, so beautiful. A perfectly shaped program of pious songs and two touching opera arias. Visa d'arte was so out of this world, reminding me of the first time I listened to it live, at the Royal Opera House, six years ago. Same uplifting feelings, same tears.
Thank you is everything I could say to Angela, but it's not enough. It was such a noble gesture! So well received! I'm so happy I went and I contributed to the cause. This is now a dear memory, one more connected to Angela's fantastic power to reach my soul.
Here's the program:
Mascagni - Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana
Frank - Panis Angelicus
Schubert - Ave Maria
Refice - Ombra di Nube
Mozart - Ave Verum Corpus
Popescu - Privegheati si va tugati
Humulescu - Iubi-te-voi doamne
Pann - Tatal nostru
Verdi - Nabucco - Va pensiero
Puccini - Tosca - Vissi D'arte
Puccini - Gianni Schicchi - O mio babbino caro
The National Anthem of Romania
The "George Enescu" Philharmonic orchestra was conducted by Tiberiu Soare.
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