Impressions from the BBC Last Night of the Proms

“Flórez had already all but stolen the show with his high notes, agility and wit in arias by Rossini, Offenbach and Donizetti…”
The Guardian

No Last Night is complete without a star, and the Proms found a shining one in the shape of Peruvian tenor Juan Diego Flórez….his real art was displayed in Donizetti’s Una furtiva lagrima – A furtive tear – which he turned with prefect lyrical grace.”
The Telegraph

For the Last Night’s guest singer the stakes have been getting ratcheted higher year on year. Nothing daunted, Peruvian tenor Juan Diego Flórez put in a star showing. He hit high Cs by the dozen in his favourite arias by Rossini and Donizetti. When somebody threw him a cuddly Paddington Bear (another London visitor from Peru), he took up a microphone and serenaded it in classic Latin American songs with delightful panache.”
The Financial Times

“The hero of the evening – certainly in the eyes of the promenaders, for whom he could do no wrong – was tenor Juan Diego Flórez.”
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