Letter: A stellar performance

I want to thank Mercedes Bass and the Aspen Music Festival for bringing the brilliant tenor Vittorio Grigolo to perform at the Benedict Music Tent on Thursday evening. Grigolo, who is an opera superstar in Europe, played to a partially filled tent, yet his enthusiasm for his craft and his showmanship was not diminished.

He performed as if he was singing before 20,000 adoring, swooning fans. I would not have thought it possible that a solo unamplified voice could fill the tent (and our hearts) with such power and pure tone. The frequent comparisons of Vittorio Grigolo with such greats as Enrico Caruso and Luciano Pavarotti are certainly not exaggerations.

We hope he returns to Aspen some time soon.

Greg Poschman and family