Le Piu’ Famose Arie D’Opera
Staged regularly in Rome, Le Piu’ Famose Arie D’Opera is a celebration of some of the best opera music that the world has ever known. This series of stunning operatic events is comprised only of the best-known and most-loved arias, so members of the audience will be delighted from the first moment to the very last. Each concert in the programme runs for approximately an hour and a half in the evening, commencing at 8.30 p.m.
Known in English as 'The Most Famous Opera Arias', Le Piu’ Famose Arie D’Opera features solo performances, duets and some highly skilled musicianship from an accompanying piano player schooled in the classical style. The venue provides an atmospheric ambience that is ideal for this sort of vocal music which is both high in drama as well as being celebrated for its memorable melodies. Attendees can expect a remarkable rendition of Giuseppe Verdi’s finest operatic tunes as well as those by other great composers, such as Giacomo Puccini and Pietro Mascagni.
Mixing single arias from famous operas with entire suites from well-known works, each concert keeps the pace going throughout. A grand piano is used for every performance along with a trained soprano singer and a tenor vocalist. The programme kicks off with some pieces drawn from one of Verdi's best-loved operas, La Traviata. It then moves into new territory with a rendition of 'Celeste Aida', taken from Verdi's four-act, Egyptian-set opera. The first part of the concert is rounded off with musical works by Puccini, including 'Si mi chiamano Mimì', from La Bohème and 'E lucean le stelle', from Tosca.
Following a short intermission, the music begins again with two pieces from Cavalleria Rusticana, a work by Mascagni that was first staged in 1890. The programme then reverts to Puccini's music once more with two stunning excerpts from Madama Butterfly. Further arias from La Bohème and Tosca follow with the curtain coming down on a rendition of 'Libiam nei lieti calici', from La Traviata - a fitting finale.
Few concerts of this quality take place so frequently in the heart of the Eternal City. Therefore, no music fan should miss out on the opportunity to see such top-class musicians in action providing all of the sentiment, tearfulness and joy that these arias have brought to generations.