Listening to Emma Kirkby duet baroque arias with another fabulous soprano is like being able to savor that first bite of a great chocolate truffle forever.
Anyway, the show was so great tonight that I've decided I'm a fool to think that I was going to go to Pilates on May 21st. I will absolutely be going to see Ensemble La Fenice instead. If anyone else likes this kind of stuff, let me know, I'd love company.
By the way, anyone who's having a wedding who wants to have a non-stupid song sung, I recommend "Tirsi caro, amata Fille" by Scarlatti.
Fille: Tell me, dear heart, do you love me as before?
Tirsi: Yes! And, tell me ... will you always be mine?
Fille (long pause) Yes! And ... would you stop loving me?
Tirsi: (laughing) No! (etc) (It of course sounds much better in Italian. How did they make it seem so heart-felt?)
This was especially fun because the woman they pulled in to do it was a last minute replacement, and you could really see her and Emma working to play off of each other. It was great!