Sunday, April 24, 2016
Rosa Feola and Fabio Centanni - American debut at SF's Herbst Theatre on May 6
Rosa Feola - TOSTI Non t'amo più
London 09.01.14 - On this evening Italian soprano Rosa Feola performed songs and arias by Giménez, Bizet, Villa-Lobos, Gounod, Rossini, Tosti, Donizetti, Verdi and Gastaldon, accompanied by Iain Burnside.
See Performances.org for details
Rosa Feola - Soprano
Fabio Centanni - Piano
US Recital Debut
Fri May 6 - 7:30 PM
Rosa Feola and Fabio Centanni replace Anna Caterina Antonacci and Donald Sulzen who are unable to perform as scheduled.
San Francisco Performances’ Vocal Series is made possible, in part, by a generous grant from The Bernard Osher Foundation.
US Recital Debut
Friday, May 6, 2016
“London likes to think it lies at the centre of the musical universe, but many great singers had relatively small careers here and most of today’s up-and-coming stars make their names elsewhere. No one fits that description better than the Italian lyric soprano Rosa Feola…the key to Feola’s artistic personality is not just her vocal prowess: what counts is that she never gives less than a performance. ”
-- Financial Times (Five Star Review)
About This Performance
Known for her sparkling soprano and gifts as an actress on both the concert platform and opera stage, she regularly collaborates with conductors such as Riccardo Muti and gives recitals internationally. Her strengths are many, including her natural timbre, flawless technique, and abundance of self-confidence, enough to hold the stage on her own—without a score. Feola’s San Francisco recital program brings together Italian songs that magnify the natural sympathy between music and poetry. In Italy this union has its own particular history, and produced some of the most beautiful—if not always well-known—settings of great Italian poets by composers such as Rossini, Donizetti, Mercadante, Verdi and Tosti. Liszt, the one non-Italian composer in the program is included for his innovative Tre Sonetti del Petrarca, a tribute to one of Italy’s greatest poets and a clear influence on Giuseppe Martucci’s Tre pezzi of 1905–6.
This performance is sponsored in part by a generous gift from Mr. and Mrs. J. Patterson McBaine.