Richard Wagner 'Dich teure Halle' from Tannhäuser
Giuseppe Verdi 'Questa o quella' from Rigoletto
'Teco io sto' and 'Morrò, ma prima in grazia' from Un Ballo in Maschera
Giacomo Puccini 'Recondita Armonia' from Tosca
Giuseppe Verdi 'Ave Maria' from Otello
Umberto Giordano 'Amor ti vieta' from Fedora
Giacomo Puccini 'Vissi d'arte' from Tosca
Francesco Cilea 'Lamento di Federico' from L'arlesiana
Emmerich Kálmán 'Heia, heia in den Bergen' from Die Csárdásfürstin
Ernest Charles When I have sung my song to you
Landon Ronald O Lovely Night
Paolo Tosti L´alba separa dalla luce l´ombra
Non t'amo piu
Salvatore Cardillo Core'ngrato
Frederick Loewe I could have danced all night
Franz Lehár 'Lippen Schweigen' from The Merry Widow
Lise Davidsen is the definition of box office in the opera world right now. And we've got the perfect vocal partner for her in Freddie De Tommaso, 'a young tenor of limitless promise (The Times).
This exciting soprano-tenor duo will play off one another in a first-half selection of great opera arias, before turning on the romance in a lighter, sentimental second half including the simple, beautiful melodies of Tosti's Neapolitan songs and crowd-pleasing numbers from My Fair Lady and The Merry Widow.
Following her 2019 Barbican recital, The Daily Telegraph described Davidsen's voice as shining 'like silver in sunlight' - and the darling of Europe's major opera houses is only getting better, having since been named Female Singer of the Year in the International Opera Awards. But with a voice of comparable weight and firepower, we're convinced Tommaso, who 'set the house alight' (inews) in his unexpected Royal Opera House debut last year, will offer the perfect foil to Davidsen's 'God-given instrument' (Daily Telegraph).
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