Two of the great bel canto tenors of our time join for an all-Rossini program that promises vocal pyrotechnics and thrills. Performing music featured on their critically acclaimed recent recording Amici E Rivali (Friends and Rivals), the program, an homage to the trailblazing opera stars of Rossini’s own time, begins with a raucous, 6-hand piano arrangement of the overture from the irresistible Il barbiere di Siviglia and continues with a suite of dramatic arias and duets from the opera, including the famed “Largo al factotum.” Then, three gorgeous vocal rarities precede a piano transcription of the famous William Tell overture, and Brownlee and Spyres conclude the program with a trio of delightful arias and duets from Rossini’s famed Otello. Accompanied by the fine pianist Myra Huang, expect technical mastery, vocal splendor and a concert of sheer joy!
Lawrence Brownlee, tenor
Michael Spyres, tenor
Myra Huang, piano
Thomas Lausmann, piano
Bryan Wagorn, piano
Concert also available via livestream and available for 72 hours from time of broadcast.
All Rossini Program
Suite from The Barber of Seville
Overture, transcribed for piano 6-hands (Myra Huang, Thomas Lausmann, Bryan Wagorn)
Largo al factotum
Cessa di più resistere
All’idea di quel metallo
Deh! Scusa i trasporti (from Elisabeth, Queen of England)
Donala questo core (from Ricciardo e Zoraide)
Overture, from William Tell (transcribed for piano solo by Myra Huang)
Suite from Otello
Ah! Si, per voi gia sento
Ah vieni, nel tuo sangue
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