Cher Public

Gong show

La Cieca hears that tenor Dongwon Shin saved the day at Opera Australia last night (or would that be tomorrow night?) when he jumped in on barely a day’s notice as Calaf in Turandot. And most of that “day” was spent on a plane from Chicago to Sydney! First reports are that the Sydney audience gave Shin a huge ovation “like nothing we’ve seen here in years.”

Here’s a clip of Shin in Turandot opposite Jennifer Wilson, his prima donna at Opera Australia.