Concerto di Natale coi Tre Tenori
Christmas in Florence is already a dream come true. This season, however, there is a way to make your Italian holiday even more special: The Concerto di Natale coi Tre Tenori at the breath-takingly beautiful Auditorium di Santo Stefano al Ponte Vecchio in Florence channels the magic of the season and the excitement of some of the most timeless music that Italy has gifted to the world.
The Concerto di Natale coi Tre Tenori, or “Christmas Concert with the Three Tenors”, revives the wonderful tradition made famous by the three greats Luciano Pavarotti, Plácido Domingo and José Carreras who charmed the world with their collaboration. In this Christmas concert, three equally talented tenors promise to delight you with their interpretations of beloved Christmas carols, playful and moving Neapolitan songs as well as some of opera’s greatest arias from Italian masters like Giuseppe Verdi and Giacomo Puccini.
The three tenors are backed by an instrumental trio of mandolin, double bass and grand piano as they go through classics like ‘Funiculì, Funiculà’, solo numbers from La Traviata, Rigoletto or Tosca, and seasonal songs. The simple arrangements let the melodies’ inner beauty shine through and offer a new perspective on some of the best-known musical works of the past centuries.
The Concerto di Natale coi Tre Tenori takes place at the Auditorium di Santo Stefano al Ponte Vecchio, formerly one of Florence's oldest churches and a celebrated cultural venue today. Standing tall in the heart of the city, its inimitable amalgam of Romanesque, Gothic and Baroque architectural styles will leave you in awe. As impressive as it is from the outside, the Auditorium’s interior will charm you even more with its rich decoration and splendid acoustics. It is the ideal venue for this joyous Christmas concert.
The performance begins at 8:30 pm and offers one-and-a-half hours of divine musical celebration. If you are a connoisseur of Italian music and love Christmas festivities, the Concerto di Natale coi Tre Tenori at the Auditorium di Santo Stefano al Ponte Vecchio in Florence is the event for you.