I 3 Tenori in Concerto
This season, the historic Anglican All Saints Church in Rome opens its doors for a special concert that honours the popular format of the Three Tenors made famous by the great Luciano Pavarotti, Plácido Domingo, and José Carreras. In this reincarnation, three younger tenors take on the challenge of performing beloved opera arias and Italian songs in the best traditions of the Italian belcanto. Backed up by the Solisti della Filarmonica d’Opera di Roma, the vocalists showcase their talent and artistry splendidly. Take a trip through some of the highlights of opera and canzone italiana that will get your heart beating faster!
The performance I 3 Tenori in Concerto features some of the shining examples of classical music for tenor and orchestra. You can expect to hear the disarming ‘Una furtiva lagrima’ from Gaetano Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’Amore, the hopeful ‘E lucevan le stelle’ from Giacomo Puccini’s Tosca, the festive ‘La donna è mobile’ from Giuseppe Verdi’s Rigoletto, and the triumphant ‘Nessun dorma’ from Puccini’s ultimate unfinished Turandot, among other mesmerising opera numbers. In between the beloved tenor arias, a selection of great Italian songs is sprinkled in. Famous pieces await you here, too, such as the ‘Mattinata’ by Ruggiero Leoncavallo, ‘Core ‘ngrato’ by Salvatore Cardillo, ‘Granada’ by Augustin Lara, or the Neapolitan favourites ‘Torna a Surriento’ by Ernesto De Curtis, ‘Funiculì Funiculà’ by Luigi Denza and ‘O sole mio’ by Eduardo di Capua.
The programme also delights with favourite instrumental passages like the Intermezzo from Carmen by Georges Bizet. To close the evening on a high note, the three tenors join forces to sing Verdi’s famous brindisi ‘Libiamo ne’lieti calici’ from La Traviata. In the refined setting of Rome’s All Saints Church, I 3 Tenori in Concerto offers a prime selection of classic tunes to fill your heart. In performance by the Solisti della Filarmonica d’Opera di Roma and the stellar three tenors, each aria and song shines as brightly as its famous composer intended.