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CARUSO 100


Riccardo Frizza returns to conduct the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in a unique, highly anticipated programme, in “homage to Enrico Caruso on the 100th anniversary of his death”.

The concert is being held on a single date, Wednesday 22nd December (Parco della Musica Auditorium, Santa Cecilia Hall at 8:30 p.m.), with an exceptional soloist, Mexican tenor Javier Camarena, one of the best-known names in international opera and an artist who is highly regarded by Maestro Frizza. They have worked frequently together, most recently in Italy: Rigoletto staged by Livermore at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino last February and Elisir d’amore, which drew acclaim at the inauguration of the Donizetti Opera in November. It is precisely between these two poles: Verdi and Donizetti (interspersed in Rome with orchestral pieces and arias by Puccini, Gounod, Bizet, Giordano, Flotow, Cilea, Ponchielli and Leoncavallo which illustrate to perfection the musical and geographical scope of the programme), that the conductor and tenor have chosen to pay tribute e to Caruso, to his signature arias and to some of those arias that have enthralled listeners at concerts and at home, adding to his charisma which remains unique and unsurpassed to this day.