New Year's Day Concert at La Fenice...Concerto di Capodanno Teatro La Fenice
Though I've been to the Teatro La Fenice on many occasions I've yet to attend their annual New Year's Day concert in person. It's on my bucket list and, who knows, I may just do that come January 1, 2012. However, I always look forward to watching the live televised version whenever I'm in Italy on January 1st. This morning will be no exception. It's a tradition I've come to love, kind of like that of an Angelino watching the Rose Parade, only instead of sitting in the grand stands or along a parade route you're enveloped in one of the most beautiful opera houses in the world, listening to the sweet sounds and tradition of Giuseppe Verdi's "Va' Pensiero" from Nabucco and the raising of one's glass to "Libiam ne’ lieti calici" from La Traviata. Here is a sample from last year's concert to give my readers an idea of what it's like to be there...now off to my comfy couch, a warm cup of cafe latte in one hand and the remote in the other. Buon Anno Nuovo a tutti!