CIAO to everybody!
I’m Leonardo Vordoni and I’m the conductor for the spectacular production of Pearl Fishers at Minnesota Opera 2009/2010 season.
It’s my first time with this company and in Minneapolis as well and I’m enjoying every second of it: every single person is super nice and kind and passionate about their work.
I feel very lucky to have the chance to work with such an amazing cast, chorus, dancers and, last but not least, orchestra ( just in order of appearance): everybody feels so committed with the staging and the music and for a conductor it’s simply a gift to be in situation where all together we are working to prepare a show that in my opinion will be pretty amazing ( touching wood of course!) for the audience and for us performers.
I need three adjectives to describe this Bizet’s piece: sweet, wild and passionate. The music is really fantastic and gives you the possibility to explore a lot of your own inside world with a wide range of colors where very intimate moments are followed by explosive situation.
Probably it seems pretty obvious that I love this piece but I have to say that I learned to love it even more during the rehearsal process and I have to give a big thank you to the entire cast that has been and is very inspiring.
Come to see Pearl Fishers, it’s a boat that you cannot miss: a true gem, or I should say a precious pearl!