The Three Tenors at Sala Umberto Theatre
Friday 29th May at 8:30 pm
Sala Umberto Theater, Via delle Mercede 50 Rome
Alessandro Fortunato, Francesco Fortes and Stefano Sorrentino, the interpreters who performed over 500 sold-out concerts in Sorrento from 2015 to date, present a show that has never been staged at the Sala Umberto Theatre in Rome: "The Three Tenors: Opera Arias, Naples and Songs". A concert that will surprise the audience not only for the great artistic value and technique, but also for the perfect interaction between the three young artists.
Alessandro Fortunato, Francesco Fortes and Stefano Sorrentino, the interpreters who performed over 500 sold-out concerts in Sorrento from 2016 to date, present a show that has never been staged at the Sala Umberto Theatre in Rome: "The Three Tenors: Opera Arias, Naples and Songs". A concert that will surprise the audience not only for the great artistic value and technique, but also for the perfect interaction between the three young artists. The secret of their triumph? Not only the vocal performances and their ability to engage the audience, but, above all, the flair and passion that are typical of Neapolitans: «Before being artists – Sorrentino, Fortes and Fortunato say – we are easy-going young men who adore being in touch with our audience. That is our strength».
Inspired by the popular format of the three tenors L. Pavarotti, P. Domingo and J. Carreras, the first part of the music programme ranges from the greatest opera arias by Puccini, Verdi, Donizetti and Leoncavallo to famous songs like Granada by Agustín Lara. During the second part, we are taken to the land of Naples by the notes of Di Capua, De Curtis, and other illustrious Neapolitan composers. Along with them, the programme includes the interpreters of the Italian song tradition that has become a classic. There is Dalla, who left “a piece of his heart” in Naples as he wrote his song Caruso. There is Modugno with In the Blue, Painted Blue. The Three Tenors are accompanied by the Opera e Lirica Orchestra, with the First Violin Elvin Dhimitri.
Alessandro Fortunato is outstanding for the deep and pleasant timbre of his voice, and for his remarkable eclecticism. He is, indeed, tenor, musician and composer. He keeps a constant collaboration with the G. Verdi Theatre in Salerno, where he took part in various opera productions. He also engaged in multiple Italian tours, among which the Phantom of the Opera tour directed by André De La Roche, where he played the protagonist’s role. Fortunato is the author of the pop opera “Orfeo ed Euridice – Immortal love”, demonstrating that he firmly believes in the relevance of the opera genre in contemporary times. In his words, opera «is a magic box that can take the audience to unexpected worlds».
Francesco Fortes, since his debut as Calaf in Turandot by Puccini, has stood out for the exceptional timbre and unparalleled power of his voice. This led him to perform at the most important opera houses in Italy and abroad, from San Carlo Theatre in Naples to the Municipal Theatre in Bologna, Argentina Theatre, Eliseo and Quirino in Rome, the Ufa Opera House in Russia, in Mindelo on the Cape Verde islands, in Kiel, Germany, then in Zurich and London. He said that he made his dream come true at the beginning of 2019, when he went on tour in the most beautiful Italian theatres with La Bohème by Puccini. His dream is going on, with the Turandot international tour from February 2020. We are honoured to have him exceptionally with us on May 29, 2020 in Rome. As he explains, the synergy with his colleagues of the Opera e Lirica ensemble would make it impossible for him to renounce to the greatest event of the year.
Stefano Sorrentino combines the quality of his voice with his passion, and the artistic heritage of his land with his dedication. Sorrentino believes that credit for his warm and luminous timbre goes to the sun shining on the city of Naples, where he was born. From there, opera brought him around Italy, then to Brazil, and to Barcelona for the production of “Il matrimonio segreto - The Secret Marriage” by Cimarosa. He stepped on stage playing a large variety of roles: Peppe in Pagliacci, Rodolfo in La Bohème, Alfredo in La Traviata, among others. In constant collaboration with The New Scarlatti Orchestra and other associations, he is committed to an intense concert activity. Elvin Dhimitri, first violin, has been recognised as an artist who can blend his passionate energy with a high ability to convey emotions. He has been first volin of orchestras like the Bilkent Youth International Symphony Orchestra and the Rome and Latium Symphony Orchestra, in addition to playing with the Ente Luglio Musicale Trapanese Symphony Orchestra, and the Toscanini Philharmonic of Parma, among others.
|Location||Sala Umberto Theatre|
|Opening time||8:00 pm|
|Start time||8:30 pm|
|End time||10:00 pm|