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Conductor proposes to flautist during encore

Audience go wild at unexpected romantic gesture

(ANSA) - ROME, DEC 28 - An Italian conductor proposed marriage to a flautist in his orchestra during an encore in Bologna on Monday night.
    The conductor, Matteo Parmeggiani, called flautist Annamaria Di Lauro to join him on the podium after the end of year concert at the Teatro Duse and asked her "will you marry me?".
    After she said yes the orchestra played Tchaikovsky's Flower Waltz from the Nutcracker and the happy couple kissed and danced amid a standing ovation.
    The audience went wild at the unexpected romantic gesture.


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