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Lawrence Brownlee | tenor
Michael Spyres | tenor

Opera Fuoco
David Stern | direction

Michael Spyres and Lawrence Brownlee go head to head in a bel canto festival.

Lawrence Brownlee, Michael Spyres
Michael Spyres, Lawrence Brownlee © Shervin Lainez

Programme

RIVALI E AMICI
Mozart Mitridate, « Se di lauri il crine adorno » (L. Brownlee)
Latilla Siroe, « Se il mio paterno amore » (M. Spyres)
Rossini Ricciardo e Zoraide, « Donala a questo core… Teco or sarà » (duo)
Elisabetta, Regina d’Inghilterra « Deh! scusa i trasporti » (duo)
Otello, « Ah vieni, nel tuo sangue » (duo)
Guillaume Tell, « Asile héréditaire… Amis, secondez ma vengeance » (L. Brownlee)
Verdi Il Trovatore« Ah si ben mio…Di quella pira » (M.  Spyres)
Bizet Les Pêcheurs de perles, « Au fond du temple saint » (duo)
Rossini Les soirées musicales, No. 8, « La danza » (L. Brownlee)
Leoncavallo « Mattinata » (M. Spyres)
Di Capua « O sole mio » (duo)
Tosti « Marechiare » (duo)

To read

One tenor is good, two tenors are even better! Lawrence Brownlee and Michael Spyres, opulent singers and great Rossini experts, share the stage for an exceptional evening in which masterpieces from the Italian bel canto repertoire will be performed alongside some of the finest works of French verism. After some arias and duets devoted to Rossini, which promises to be a delight, the singers will showcase the expressive power of Bizet, not forgetting the greats – Verdi and Mozart. This programme is skilfully designed to allow the sensational virtuosity of these two star tenors to shine as they spark off each other.

Production Les Grandes Voix

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