Featuring Pretty Yende – Soprano, Franceso Demuro – Tenor, and Vincenzo Scalera – Piano

South African soprano Pretty Yende delighted millions around the world when she sang at the Coronation of King Charles III of the United Kingdom. She is joined by the Sardinian tenor Francesco Demuro, who has had a brilliant career singing major roles in opera houses around the world since making his debut in Parma in Verdi’s Luisa Miller. They come together for a programme of operatic jewels, singing extracts from Donizetti, Verdi, Bellini, and Gounod accompanied on the piano by Vincenzo Scalera.

See the program:

G. PUCCINI (1858-1924)

Che gelida manina, from La Bohème

Si, mi chiamano Mimì, from La Bohème

O soave fanciulla, from La Bohème

G. DONIZETTI (1797- 1948)

O luce di Quest’anima, from Linda di Chamounix

G. VERDI (1813- 1901)

La donna è mobile, from Rigoletto

G. DONIZETTI (1797- 1948)

Una parola, o Adina, from L’elisir d’amore

INTERVAL

CH. GOUNOD (1818-1893)

Nuit D’Hyménée, from Roméo et Juliette

J. OFFENBACH (1819-1880)

Les oiseaux dans la charmille, from Les Contes d’Hoffmann

G. PUCCINI (1858-1924)

Nessun Dorma, from Turandot

E. DI CAPUA (1865–1917) / A. MAZZUCCHI (1878–1972)

‘O Sole Mio (Neapolitan song)

V. HERBERT (1859- 1924)

I want to be a Prima Donna from The Enchantress