CHRISTMAS CONCERT 2017
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 Giovanni Velluti, Alessandro Fantini and Federica Gibilisco.
WHERE: Methodist Church, Piazza di Ponte Sant'Angelo (across the bridge from Castel Sant'Angelo).
GIOVANNI VELLUTI (pianist)
The Italian pianist Giovanni Velluti has forged a distinguished international career as soloist, chamber musician and accompanist. He has enjoyed a particularly important close association with Katia Ricciarelli, whom he has partnered since 1994 in many tours and television broadcasts throughout Europe, America, Africa and the Middle East, and in many television broadcastings. Other leading singers with whom he has worked regularly are Andrea Bocelli, Gianfranco Cecchele, Manuela Custer, Daniela Dessì, Kristian Johansson, Daniela Barcellona, Carlo Lepore, Giacomo Prestia, Enrico Salvadori, Gianluca Terranova.
Giovanni was decisively influenced by his encounter with the teacher Rodolpho Caporali, a direct pianistic descendant of Chopin and Thalberg. He has performed in the most important Italian concert halls and in more than 30 foreign countries.
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.
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 Verdis "La traviata", Donizettis "Lelisir damore", Mozarts "Le nozze di Figaro" and "Die Zauberfloete", Puccinis "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 68
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