With CantaNapoli, the original concept of the Three Tenors, made famous by Luciano Pavarotti, Plácido Domingo and José Carreras, is making a comeback thanks to the talent of another three tenors. They bring some of the most famous opera arias and beloved Neapolitan songs to life, accompanied by the mandolin quartet of the Accademia Mandolinistica Napoletana. In the atmospheric location of Chiesa di Santa Maria della Colonna in the heart of Naples, CantaNapoli is a celebration of Neapolitan songs and famous opera arias that exemplify the rich Italian musical heritage.
The concert takes you on a 90-minute journey through some of the best melodies Italian composers ever gifted to the world. Giuseppe Verdi’s ‘Libiamo ne’ lieti calici’ from the unforgettable La Traviata, Giacomo Puccini’s ‘Recondita armonia’ from the melodramatic Tosca, Gaetano Donizetti’s ‘Una furtiva lagrima’ from the hilarious L’Elisir d’amore are just a few examples of the opera gems that shine on the refined stage. To that, the three tenors and their mandolin ensemble add famous Neapolitan songs like ‘Tarantella’ by Raffaele Calace, ‘Funiculì, Funiculà’ by Luigi Denza and ‘La Spagnola’ by Vincenzo Di Chiara, among many other popular tunes.
A concert such as CantaNapoli impresses not only with its programme, full of Italian greatness, but also with the energy and passion that define the Neapolitan region. Only in the vibrant atmosphere of this special city do the famous melodies acquire this special ‘pop’ that makes them sparkle with newly found light. The diverse selection of great opera outtakes and traditional Neapolitan songs gels together, driven by the inherent joy and sensibility of Naples. As you leave the venue, popular tunes still ringing in your ears, you will be taking a unique Neapolitan memory with you that will always pulse with the city’s energy and character.