We here at The Santa Fe Opera took a moment to dream what it would be like to invite Cecilia Bartoli, renowned Italian mezzo-soprano, to Thanksgiving dinner.
First, you know Ms. Bartoli would come dressed to the nines with a festive holiday flourish.
Upon entering the kitchen, she would delight in the delicious smells coming from the oven and the beauty of your table.
She’d exclaim your talents as a chef and call everyone over to the dinner table once the preparations were complete.
But what’s this? You ran out of cranberry sauce before Cecilia got some for her turkey!?! This is not good.
Luckily, you put your thinking cap on and appease Ms. Bartoli with the first slice of pumpkin pie. Topped with the perfect amount of homemade whipped cream.
Everyone knows Cecilia never travels without her entourage of recorder players. Which means a post-dinner serenade while you lounge and digest your meal.
After a day of food, music, and laughter, Cecilia would leave your home with thanks and a heartfelt goodbye.