A new young ensemble of singers touring the U.S. for the first time, The Four Italian Tenors bring their salute to the best known Italian tenors of the past 100 years to the Bankhead on Sunday, Nov. 17, at 3 p.m.
Honoring Enrico Caruso, Mario Lanza, Luciano Pavarotti and Andrew Bocelli, the four young talents deliver some of the world’s most beloved music written for the tenor voice. The program includes arias from the operas of Puccini, Donizetti, Verdi, and Rossini, as well as familiar songs such as “Granada,” “Funiculi, Funicula” and “O Sole Mio.”
Alessandro D’Acrissa graduated with honors in opera singing from the Conservatory of Cosenza. He has performed many of the leading tenor roles in opera houses such as Rome’s Teatro dell’Opera, where he sang Ernesto in Donizetti’s “Don Pasquale,” and at acclaimed festivals throughout Italy.
Federico Serra began singing pop music and won his first competition at age 11. At 17 he enrolled in the Liceo Musicale of Varese to specialize in opera. He performed his first major operatic role in Bergamo at the age of 27 and appeared with the Verona Philharmonic the following year.
Taormina native Federico Parisi won the “Youngest Tenor of Italy” award in 2011 and the “Citta di Taormina” prize in 2012. He sings both classical and pop music in concert, as well as hosts a popular television show “Insieme” on Antenna Sicilia.
Giovanni Maria Palmia, a graduate of the Conservatory of Parma, continued his studies at the Teatro Comunale of Bologna and in masterclasses with Renata Scotto. He began singing in choirs and has appeared in operatic roles at Teatro Comunale, as well as Festival Verdi, and Teatro Regio of Parma.
Tickets for the afternoon of Italian favorites sung by this up-and-coming generation of vocal talent are already selling fast. Remaining tickets start at just $55.
Visit www.lvpac.org, or call 925-373-6800.