We were transported to another world by soprano Camille Lopez Molina and pianist Najib Ismail in a song recital that brought back the glory of singing recently in Ayala Museum.
We loved the Negro spiritual “Oh Lord! What a Morning” down to Ponce’s “Estrellita,” the over-popularity of which found unique interpretation from the soprano who made it a rare vocal gem.
Those who have watched the Meryl Streep-starrer, “Florence Foster Jenkins” easily identified with Ernest Charles’ “When I Have Sung My Songs to You,” which Lopez encored by overwhelming demand.
In the audience was actress Marita Zobel, who told the soprano she had watched the Meryl Streep film twice.
Another classical guitar event will be heard at the Cultural Center of the Philippines on Nov. 11 with Spanish classical guitarist Eduardo Fernandez as soloist in Vivaldi’s Guitar Concerto in D and Rodrigo’s “Concierto de Aranjuez” with the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra (PPO) under Yoshikazu Fukumura. —CONTRIBUTED