Saturday, September 26, 2009
as a shout out to my loyal reader steve, way the heck over in maine, today's post is about one of his favorite composers, puccini.
a few weeks ago when i posted in my paris in portland post, i mentioned that i did not have such a great time in lucca, italy and he quickly reminded me that lucca is the birthplace of one of the greatest composers of all time, giacomo puccini. i have no idea how i forgot this major detail since the lucchese people LOVE, LOVE, LOVE their puccini connection. when you walk into town, you are greeted by his likeness.
since i did not have a digital camera when i was on my trip, my pictures are not the greatest so i found this one off the lucca 2002 website.
and i'm happy to report that puccini's spirit is here in portland right now with the opera la boheme. i really, really hope that i can make it to the show but tickets are going fast since there are only 3 shows left. i'm going to try to make the one on thursday, the 1st but there is a matinee tomorrow at 2:00 and then another show on saturday the 3rd at 7:30pm. oh i hope i can get tickets. sometimes hawthorne girl procrastinates and this is the result.
well, the least i can do is watch baz luhrman's version on dvd if i can't make it but i'd much rather see it in person!