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We have just returned from seeing most of the Met/HD's encore simulcast of Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor featuring a brilliant collection of vocal talent including, first and foremost, Nadine Sierra. The final Act of Lucia features The Mad Scene (Eccola!), which has become the subject of a good deal of commentary and acclaim. Seeing and hearing Sierra perform this Aria promised to be special. But then ...
... just before the mad scene began, we found ourselves being ushered to the nearby restrooms in response to a tornado warning. And that was the end of this opera experience. Talk about being mad!For those interested: Dame Joan Sutherland - 'Eccola!'