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Santa Maria Vergine della Croce al Tempio

VIP, € 56
A, € 39
B, € 29

An evening with Three Tenors

An evening with Three Tenors

An evening with Three Tenors is a delightful musical experience in the heart of Tuscany's capital city, Florence, featuring some well-known operatic and traditional singing in a charming setting. The venue for this performance is the centuries-old Santa Maria Vergine della Croce al Tempio located on via di S. Giuseppe just north of the Arno River. The performance area helps to add to the dramatic tension within many of the programme's music highlighting the rich tapestry of not only Italian opera but Neapolitan songs, as well.

Audience goers can expect to witness some of the best-loved arias and other music from the operatic tradition at An evening with Three Tenors. Focussing on some of the male-voiced parts from operas such as La Traviata, Rigoletto and Tosca, to name just three, this evening of musical entertainment feels like seeing several operatic productions in one go. With an accent on the most memorable arias, the trio of male singers are accompanied by a high-quality instrument ensemble of skilled musicians. The backing to the tenor singing is provided by a pianist performing at a grand piano with a double bassist and mandolin player adding to the musical texture.

In addition to operatic singing, An evening with Three Tenors includes some more traditional songs drawn from the best of the repertoire of the Neapolitan style. So-called canzone napoletana is the term used for songs with lyrics in the old-style dialect of Naples but it has since gone on to encompass many popular and traditional songs that are known and sung all over Italy and, indeed, the world. Featured classic Neapolitan songs include O sole mio, Torna a Surriento and Funiculì Funiculà. These are performed with equal stature to the operatic melodies, providing attendees with a truly memorable cultural insight into all aspects of Italian music dating back over the course of the last few hundred years.

With such diverse music written by the likes of Giuseppe Verdi, Gioachino Rossini, Giacomo Puccini and others, the operatic music at An evening with Three Tenors will undoubtedly linger in the memory. Added to this, the melodic mastery of songwriters such as Salvatore Gambardella, Ernesto De Curtis and Luigi Denza means that audiences can expect a wonderful evening that is a veritable celebration of the best of Italian music.