Opera Concert - Italian Bel Canto and Romantic Piano
Join us for a concert of famous Italian opera arias and romantic piano classics.
Our Internationally-acclaimed musicians will help guide your experience by introducing the opera arias, duets, and piano pieces with commentary in English.
The concert begins at 7:30PM and ends around 8:45PM without interval. Join the artists after the performance for an aperitivo (wine and snacks)!
Artists include Massimo Scapin, Alessandro Fantini and Federica Gibilisco.
WHERE: Methodist Church, Piazza di Ponte Sant'Angelo (across the bridge from Castel Sant'Angelo).
MASSIMO SCAPIN (conductor and pianist)
The Italian conductor, composer and pianist Massimo Scapin is equally at home both in operatic and orchestral music.
He appeared as guest conductor and pianist in Europe, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea and USA. He was conductor at the Musical Theatre of Galai, in Romania (2001-03) and at the Musical Theater of Karaganda, in Kazakhstan (2008). From 1996 to 2008, Massimo Scapin conducted the symphonic concerts of the Portuguese Cultural Institute in Rome. In 2011 he became assistant professor in vocal literature and piano accompanying at the Catholic University of Daegu, in South Korea. In 2013 praefectus musicae at the Archdiocese of Chicago.
In October 2013 he took the podium as associate conductor of the Karaganda Symphony Orchestra, whose reputation increased during his tenure.
ALESSANDRO FANTINI (tenor)
The Italian tenor Alessandro Fantini performed, in the course of his career, on numerous Italian and foreign stages, including some very prestigious, such as the Parco della Musica in Rome, the Teatro Comunale in Florence, the Teatro Regio in Turin, the Opéra-Comique in Paris. This in leading roles, such as Radamès in "Aida", Manrico in "Il Trovatore", Cavaradossi in "Tosca", Pinkerton in "Madama Butterfly", Calaf in "Turandot", Canio in "Pagliacci", Turiddu in "Cavalleria rusticana".
He has worked with conductors, directors and singers of international renown: Evelyne Aiello, Walter Attanasi, Massimo de Bernart, Stefania Bonfadelli, Maria Luigia Borsi, Micaela Carosi, Francesco Ellero d'Artegna, Claudio Desderi, Nicola Luisotti, Paolo Miccichè, Stuart Mounder, Massimo Scapin.
FEDERICA GIBILISCO (soprano)
Soprano Federica Gibilisco, born in Rome, studied at the Santa Cecilia Conservatory and then with Renato Bruson at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena and Mirella Freni in Modena.
She has performed as the leads in Verdi's "La traviata", Donizetti's "L'elisir d'amore", Mozart's "Le nozze di Figaro" and "Die Zauberfloete", Puccini's "La bohème", and many others in both Italy and abroad. Federica has taken part in several recent gala concerts, including the concert in Siracusa for UNICEF and at St. Peters Basilica for Pope John Paul II.
Methodist Church of Ponte Sant'Angelo (View)
Piazza di Ponte Sant'Angelo
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