Featuring Lawrence Brownlee – Tenor and Fabio Centanni – Piano

The tenor Lawrence Brownlee is many things. According to the Chicago Tribune, he is ‘an international opera star, a serious photographer, an avid tennis and table-tennis player, a fantasy football junkie’. There is no-one to touch him in the bel canto operatic repertory, and he has become a stirring voice for activism and diversity in the music industry. Making his first appearance with Abu Dhabi Festival, he will sing a dazzling array of works, ranging from Rossini to Verdi, to the piano accompaniment of Fabio Centanni.

See the program:

W.A. MOZART (1756 -1791)

Se di lauri, from Mitridate, re di Ponto

Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schön, from Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)

G. VERDI (1813 – 1901)

SEI ROMANZE, IGV 39

  • V. Brindisi (Lyrics, Andrea Maffei)
  • VI. Lo Spazzacamino (Lyrics, Manfredo Maggioni)

G. SIBELLA

La girometta

G. ROSSINI (1792 – 1868)

LE SOIRÉE MUSICALES, IGR 65

  • I. La promessa
  • VIII. La danza

L. DENZA (1846 – 1922)

Occhi di fata

G. DONIZETTI (1797 – 1848)

Tombe degli’avi miei, from Lucia di Lammermoor

Ah! Mes amis, from La Fille du régiment

Tu porgesti a me l’anello

Corri destier, deh celere

Ella riposa – alcuni istanti almeno

Odi Elisa, questa è l’ora

Me voglio fa’na casa

G. ROSSINI (1792 – 1868)

Cessa di piu resistere, from Il barbiere di Siviglia