The Four Italian Tenors
What’s better than four Italian tenors? Four Italian tenors honoring four Italian tenors who came before them: Caruso, Lanza, Pavarotti and Bocelli. The Four Italian Tenors: Alessandro D’Acrissa, Federico Serra, Federico Parisi and Roberto Cresca are making their United States debut in a program of the greatest tenor arias and songs, all done in arrangements created especially for their U.S. tour.
The tenors will bring to life arias from Rigoletto, La Boheme, and I Pagliacci, as well as beloved Italian songs such as “Volare,” “O Sole Mio,” and “Granada.” They will sing the aria that is guaranteed to bring tears to my eyes, “Nessun Dorma,” from Puccini’s Turandot.
The talented singers who bring this wonderful music to life have impressive biographies. Alessandro D’Acrissa graduated with honors in opera singing at the Conservatory of Cosenza. He has performed in operas throughout Italy and in 2013, he performed the role of Ernesto in Donizetti’s Don Pasquale at the Teatro dell’Opera in Rome. He was selected by the Pavarotti Foundation to take part in the show, Belcanto: The Pavarotti Heritage.
Federico Serra won his first pop music competition at 11 and his family enrolled him in singing lessons. At 17, he enrolled at the Liceo Musicale of Varese, specializing in opera singing and piano. In 2014, he made his debut at the Donizetti Theater in Bergamo, and in 2015 he performed with the Verona Philharmonic in concert.
Federico Parisi began studying voice at 14. In 2011, he won “The Youngest Tenor of Italy” award and in 2012, he was awarded the Citta di Taormina Prize. He performed concerts throughout southern Italy and in 2014, he broadened his horizons from classical music, opening for Italian pop music artists.
Roberto Cresca began his voice studies at the Conservatory of Santa Cecilia in Rome. In 2004, he made his operatic debut and in 2006, he sang at the Palais de la Bourse in Paris. In 2008, he made his debut as Cavaradossi in Puccini’s Tosca and he has performed at opera houses throughout Italy. In 2010, he won the 64th European Union Contest at Spoleto, and performed in that same year at the Universal Expo in China as a representative of Italian excellence.
This is a wonderful opportunity to hear this wonderful music, sung by gifted performers making their first tour of the United States. Years from now, you’ll be able to say you saw them when…
Cilea: il Lamento di Federico from L' Arlesiana
Puccini: Che gelida manina from La Boheme
Donizetti: Una Furtiva Lagrima from L'Elisir d' Amore
Leoncavallo: Recitar: Ridi Pagliaccio from I Pagliacci
Di Chiara: La Spagnola
Tosti: L'alba separa dalla luce l'ombra
Verdi: Questa o quella from Rigoletto
De Curtis: Non ti Scordar di me
Rossini: La Danza
Cortez: Cielito Lindo
Verdi: La Donna e Mobile from Rigoletto
De Curtis: Torna a Surriento
Schubert: Ave Maria
Luigi Denza: Funiculi, Funicula
Falvo: Dicitencello Vuje
Bixio: La mia Canzone al vento
Cardillo: Core Ngrato
Bixio: Parlami d'amore Mariu
Di Capua: O Sole Mio
Puccini: Nessun Dorma (from Turandot)
Verdi: Brindisi (Drinking Song from La Traviata)