Il Postino on Great Performances this weekend

This Friday, November 25th, Great Performances on PBS will be airing Daniel Catan's Il Postino. I was initially skeptical this opera was going to be any good, but once one favorable review after another started flowing in I went down to catch the last performance in L.A. and loved it. Placido Domingo stars as the Chilean poet Pablo Neruda. Charles Castronovo was magnificent in the title role. Rounding out the perfect cast are Christina Gallardo-Dom├ís as Neruda's wife and Amanda Squitieri as Beatrice, the postman's love interest. The final duet between Domingo and Castronovo was one of the most memorable moments I've seen on an opera stage. You don't want to miss this. Check your local PBS stations for times and be sure to set your DVR to record it.