Three tenors, mandolini napoletani e balletto
At the historic St Paul’s Within the Walls Church in Rome, a very special concert awaits lovers of classical music. Three Tenors, Mandolini Napoletani e Balletto is a fantastic combination of three quintessentially Italian traditions. The performance features some of the best arias penned by Giuseppe Verdi, like ‘Libiamo ne’ lieti calici’ (La Traviata) and ‘La donna è mobile’ (Rigoletto), Giacomo Puccini, like ‘E lucevan le stelle’ (Tosca) and ‘Nessun dorma’ (Turandot), or Ruggero Leoncavallo’s ‘Mattinata’ and ‘Vesti la giubba’. Beloved Neapolitan songs like ‘Funiculì funiculà’ and ‘O sole mio’, made famous by the immortal Luciano Pavarotti, round off the musical programme.
As the talented three tenors breeze through the famous melodies, ballet dancers amend many of their performances with appealing choreographies that take them to another level. The Neapolitan Mandolins Orchestra and a classical pianist provide the instrumental accompaniment that forms the bedrock of the performance and lends it an authentic feel. Listening to the Orchestra’s unique sonic profile, you are bound to find yourself whisked away to the gorgeous south of Italy.
St Paul’s Within the Walls Church gives excellent home to this special concert. Standing tall in the heart of the Eternal City, the 19th-century Anglican church is an architectural and cultural landmark in its own right. During the day, it attracts numerous visitors and worshippers; as night falls, it almost magically transforms into a classical music auditorium. Its tall roofs and many vaults create an outstanding acoustic profile that captures and amplifies vocal and instrumental tone in beautiful and unique ways.
It is for these reasons that St Paul’s has become a favourite place for classical musicians to offer exceptional performances. Three Tenors, Mandolini Napoletani e Balletto is no exception. Its talented musical and ballet cast feels at home among the beautiful storied walls of the church, and the programme encompasses many remarkable tunes that have come to define Italy’s cultural legacy. Let the melodies, the mandolins and ballet choreographies take you on a very special journey!