If celebrating the New Year at one of the premier musical events live-broadcast across Italy sounds exciting, your destination is Venice. What has now become a tradition at the Teatro La Fenice is the spectacular Concerto di Capodanno 2020. This year’s performance includes top talent from around the world.
La Fenice Choir and Orchestra is guided by Chorus Master Claudio Marino Moretti. Appearing fresh off concerts with the Toyko Philharmonic Orchestra is award winning Conductor Myung-Whun Chung. The talented vocalists for this renowned concert are soprano Francesca Dotto, tenor Francesco Demuro, baritone Luca Salsi and alto Valeria Girardello.
Broadcast on RAI Television, the concert will begin with the orchestra’s performance of Dvořák’s Symphony No. 8 in G major. The second half delights audiences with the following selections:
Verdi Il trovatore “Chi del gitano i giorni abbella?’
Puccini La Bohème “Quando men vo”
Nino Rota’s suite from Federico Fellini’s Amarcord
Verdi Rigoletto “Cortigiani vil razza dannata”
Offenbach Orfeo all’inferno Can can
Puccini La bohème “O Mimì tu più non torni”
Verdi La traviata “Sempre libera degg’io”
Puccini Turandot “Nessun dorma”
Verdi Rigoletto “Bella figlia dell’amore”
Verdi Nabucco “Va’ pensiero sull’ali dorate”
Puccini Turandot “O padre augusto”
Verdi La traviata “Libiam ne’ lieti calici”
Come be a part of the celebration of a new decade with a celebration of life, music and great art. Tickets and accommodations are still available but going fast. Contact our Travel Designers to ring in your New Year’s Celebration with style and excellence.
Jennie Olson Six
Cultural Italy Staff Writer