Viva il Bel Canto!

Viva il Bel Canto!

22nd May 2013 at 8pm

Villa Bologna

Viva il Bel Canto is the much-anticipated forthcoming event organized by Barocco Foundation, at the stately and exclusive Villa Bologna in Attard on the 22nd of May 2013 at 8pm.   The concert will feature some of the most thrilling arias of the Bel Canto period, usually represented by three formidable composers: Gioachino Rossini, Gaetano Donizetti and Vincenzo Bellini.

Generally understood, the term 'bel canto' refers to the Italian vocal style of the 18th and early 19th centuries. The term is, sometimes applied, exclusively to Italian opera of the time of Rossini (1792 to 1868), Bellini (1801 to 1835), and Donizetti (1797 to 1848). These men composed opera during the bel canto era (1805 to 1830), such as Rossini's The Barber of Seville and Donizetti's Lucia of Lammermoor which are todays some of the most frequently performed operas.

The concert will feature tenor Charles Vincenti and soprano Rosabelle Bianchi who will give a delightful performance of arias from the Bel Canto genre. The programme will include some romantic arias composed by Bellini, such as Il fervido desiderio, Dolente immagine di Fille mia, Vaga luna, che inargenti and Per pieta bell' idol mio.  The programme will also feature Rossinis LInvito and an aria Giusto ciel in tal periglio from Rossinis first opera written in French and premiered in Paris in 1826, LAssedio di Corinto as it is known in Italian. The concert will also feature Donizettis romantic arias, one of which will be Convien Partir from La Figlia del Reggimento.  The two opera singers will be accompanied by pianist Ramona Zammit Formosa.

The concert is being organized by Barocco Foundation with the kind support of Elmo Insurance and Marsovin Wine. Tickets for Viva il Bel Canto on sale from Barocco Foundation at 20 euro, which can be contacted either by phoning 7968 0952 or email at  Tickets are also available from Ceramica Shop at Villa Bologna. Tickets to this exclusive event are very limited; interested persons are asked to book early to avoid disappointment. Guests will be invited to a complimentary after-concert excellent glass of Marsovin wine!