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Rosa Feola, soprano; Fabio Centanni, piano



Rosa Feola, soprano; Fabio Centanni, piano

An evening of Italian songs

Known for her sparkling soprano and gifts as an actress on both the concert platform and opera stage, Rosa Feola regularly collaborates with conductors such as Riccardo Muti and gives recitals internationally. Her strengths are many, including her natural timbre, flawless technique, and abundance of self-confidence, enough to hold the stage on her own—without a score. Feola’s San Francisco recital programme brings together Italian songs that magnify the natural sympathy between music and poetry. In Italy this union has its own particular history, and produced some of the most beautiful—if not always well-known—settings of great Italian poets by composers such as Rossini, Donizetti, Mercadante, Verdi and Tosti. Liszt, the one non-Italian composer in the program is included for his innovative Tre Sonetti del Petrarca, a tribute to one of Italy’s greatest poets and a clear influence on Giuseppe Martucci’s Tre pezzi of 1905–6. Accompanying Rosa Feola on the piano will be Fabio Centanni, one of the most sought after collaborative pianists internationally in Italian opera and instrumental music. This performance is sponsored in part by a generous gift from Mr. and Mrs. J. Patterson McBaine. Tickets: $65/$55/$40. Programme: MARTUCCI: Ciclo Op. 84 Tre pezzi. LISZT: Tre Sonetti del Petrarca. TOSTI: Sogno; Non t’amo piu’; A vucchella. VERDI: Ad una stella; Stornello; Deh pietoso, oh addolorata; La zingara. DONIZETTI: A Mezzanotte; Eterno amore e fe; Ne ornera' la bruna chioma. ROSSINI: L'invito (Bolero); La promessa; La fioraia fiorentina. Please visit this page for tickets and more information.


Date: Friday, May 06, 2016

Entrance : Free