Founder of Bellini Opera Foundation calls Shen Yun 'amazing'
Rosolino Lo Duca, founder of the Bellini Opera Foundation, thought that the show was “amazing!” adding, “The music was beautiful.”
Mr. Lo Duca offered his highest praise for tenor, Mr. Tian Ge, noting that with his powerful voice, Mr. Ge doesn’t even need a microphone.
“We really enjoyed the show tonight—very superb, beautiful, fantastic, bellissimo!” he said, using an Italian superlative.
Mr. Lo Duca said that he was already familiar with Chinese history, but after seeing Shen Yun, he gained a new respect for traditional Chinese culture.
“I do love history, and I studied it in school,” Mr. Lo Duca said, adding that he also studied history on his own. “So I know about China, the 5,000 years of history, civilization.”
The dance set, No Regrets, which portrayed a young man being persecuted for practicing Falun Dafa, struck a chord in Lo Duca.
“It touched my heart,” he said, expressing sadness that many people in China do not share the same freedom as in Western societies.
“Man is born to be free in this world, and new leaders need to listen to this: A man is free to do and act within reason. ... I’m a free man because God created us to be free,” he said.
“I admire the Chinese tonight more than before because I know about the East and China with thousands of years of civilization, but tonight was the peak, because they’ve proven to me who they are. They’re fantastic people.”
Mr. Lo Duca said he would definitely recommend Shen Yun to his friends.
January 27, 2011