at playbillarts.com tells a thrilling story: Peruvian tenor, Juan Diego Florez, delivered the first encore sung in 74 years at Italy”s top opera house, La Scala. The aria he stopped the show to repeat contains no fewer than nine high Cs. As you”ll , it”s the same aria that earned Pavoratti the nickname, “King of the High Cs”.
You can hear Juan Diego Florez sing the aria and the encore here. (The recordings sound as if they were made through someone”s coat pocket. The orchestra is quite muffled, but Florez”s voice cuts through like a laser beam.)
Isn”t it nice to know a stunning tenor voice still gets to bend the rules every now and then?