renee fleming


Living On Love Broadway Review

I recently attended a showing of “Living on Love” on Broadway at the Longacre Theater in NYC. I wasn’t sure what to expect but a¬†few things stood out for me that made the performance enjoyable: the set, the Maestro, and the Italian. As a student of Italian in high school, college, and Italy itself I was pleasantly surprised to hear the call for the commencement of the show in “italiangish”. As the play went on and the Maestro and Diva kept making jokes and asides in Italian I chuckled and smirked as I understood all of the crude humor. I did have to wonder though how the play translated to people who understood no Italian at all. My friend who has little to no exposure to the Italian language didn’t get the side jokes in Italian but did still enjoy the show. The set is beautiful and one can tell…