Washington National Opera has posted a preview clip of their Lucrezia Borgia (opening on Saturday), and La Cieca predicts they have a hit on their hands. Renée Fleming, though she looks far too young to have a grown son, seems to be singing in a more straighforward and honest way. Hunkentenor Vittorio Grigolo charms even while handicapped by a Billy Idol wig and metallic faux-leather jerkin.  If there is one point that puzzles La Cieca, it is that Kate Aldrich should be singing the Brindisi when she so obviously should have interpolated Michael Jackson‘s “Thriller.”

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