For the celebration of Italy’s Republic Day, the Embassy of Italy, the Consulate General of Italy in Johannesburg, the Consulate in Cape Town and the Italian Cultural Institute of Pretoria organise two exclusive concerts of the Rome Opera Ensemble on 1st of June in Johannesburg, WITS University Great Hall, and on 4th of June in Cape Town, Baxter Theatre.
The ensemble has performed in many prestigious concerts’ hall and theatres all over the world, achieving critical and public success. The formation of woodwind quintet, piano and singers is able to obtain a wide and rich sound range, and a variety of musical timbers. This is the reason why the concert program will be a musical journey: spanning from the classical Mozart to the Italian opera of Verdi and Puccini, to Ennio Morricone’s famous movies soundtracks, and the renowned songs of Neapolitan tradition.
W.A. Mozart – Ouverture dall’ opera “ Il Flauto Magico”
G. Rossini – Ouverture dall’opera “ Italiana in Algeri”
G. Verdi – Ouverture dall’opera “ Nabucco”
G. Briccialdi – Pot Purri Fantastico su temi del “Barbiere di Siviglia”
G. Puccini – Boheme “Quando Men Vò” Valzer di Musetta (soprano)
G. Puccini – Tosca “ Vissi d’arte”
G. Bizet – Carmen Habanera (soprano)
L. Arditi – Il Bacio (soprano)
G. Puccini – Tosca “ E lucevan le stelle” (tenore)
R. Leoncavallo – Pagliacci “Vesti la giubba” (tenore)
G. Puccini – Turandot “Nessun dorma” (tenore)
Limited complimentary tickets are available upon registration. https://www.eventbrite.it/e/the-rome-opera-ensemble-in-concert-tickets-337825303577
For more information visit the official website https://italianculturalinstitute.co.za/opera/