A duet! If it’s to be a duet, Andy, can we please make it my favorite: “Verranno a te sull’aure” from Lucia?
Ah! On the breezes my fervent sighs
Shall come to you;
In the murmuring waters of the sea, you will hear
The echoes of my lament …
I’d go for something a bit more Irish, but Ireland barely figures in bel canto – one very obscure piece by Bellini is all that comes to mind. There’s always Tristan, of course, but I don’t see either Ron or myself as Wagnerian heldentenors.
[N.B. This email STRICTLY for opera buffs. The rest of you, just go back to your stupid Barry Manilow or whatever.]