I always loved musicals... but never like now. I owe this increasing passion to one of my best friend and wonderful singer who occurred to be Peron last season in the musical EVITA in the major theater in Italy. His name
is Enrico Bernardi. We became friends instantly on board of MSC DIVINA where I spent the last 8 years with my beautiful husband Greg Patton.
Enrico is one of the singer in the theater and he was just passing by in
our lounge LA LUNA meanwhile we were doing a Beatles tribute who was filling the lounge at the top.
He was incredible sweet asking us, at the end of our show, if he could have joined us in the next show for a couple
We were more then happy to welcome him and from that moment every single BEATLES TRIBUTE was played and sang with him at the piano with his incredible baritone voice.
got our highlight moment when Cruise Director Andre Schlemmer from South Africa, proposed us to do the show in the theater during the crossing back to Europe. It was a huge and terrific success.
Then in Caribbean Season 2017/2018 I had to perform as a solo artist always in LA LUNA and with Enrico on board my staying was easier and smoother.
We sang often together songs from
musical like ALL I ASK OF YOU and THINK OF ME from Phantom of the opera, songs from LES MISERABLES, and then some guests asked me if I had in my repertoire some hits from MISS SAIGON and BLOOD BROTHERS.
to be honest I didn't even know these musical theater. So I asked Enrico about and he immediately declared that MISS SAIGON was a masterpiece. He gave me on a flash drive the whole live show from the 25 celebration in London, in 2014.
The same night, after I finished singing, and I was back in my little cozy cabin I put myself comfort and started watching the show. I realized that I had immediately a connection both with the story and the music because it was very similar to my
preferred opera which is MADAMA BUTTERFLY by Puccini. Just this was in Vietnam instead of Japan and it was during the Vietnam war.
I couldn't be more touched by such a beautiful and breathtaking performance.
I started listening to it everyday and my wish was to sing some of thre best songs in it.
So, I did it.
Now I have new horizon in front
of me: I am working with Greg with this new Cruise Company, Victory Cruise Lines and we are sailing in the wonderful landscapes of the Northern American Great Lakes, in and out from Canada and USA. The Cruise Director on board, a nice gal from Pensylvania,
occurred to be a wonderful singer with the same passion from musicals. And she is a soprano. I am a mezzo so the match is perfect.
Soon I will be updating our rendition and I hope to get a lot of comments on you
tube and here!
So far is all... God bless you all!