Musik & Theater

Bella Italia
“The land where the lemon trees flower” / with Cosimo Panozzo and the Vienna Boys' Choir

* abgespielt

From Vivaldi to Cherubini, from motets to opera, from “Volare” to “The Pink Panther” – the Vienna Boys’ Choir and the Italian tenor Cosimo Panozzo, a former pupil of Luciano Pavarotti, sing of La Bella Italia, “The land where the lemon trees flower”. The Venetian Manolo Cagnin conducts the performance here at MuTh.
This is the long-awaited Viennese premiere of the choir’s highly successful programme of Italian music, whose origins stretch from the north of the country to Naples, and range in time from the Renaissance to the present day. Naturally, the schedule includes extracts from Italian operas (Rossini, Verdi and Mascagni), along with popular favourites from the Italian tradition: who doesn’t know “Santa Lucia” or “O sole mio”? And the Sardinian song “A diosa” has long been popular throughout Italy. The performance closes with three pieces: Schubert’s “Gondolier”; the “Matrosenpolka” by Josef Strauss; and the waltz “Wo die Zitronen blüh’n” (“Where the lemon trees flower”), which Johann Strauss composed for an Italian tour of his own.

Tenor Cosimo Panozzo has delighted international audiences with his renditions of Donizetti, Mozart, Rossini Haydn and Handel as well as Verdi and Puccini. Many celebrated conductors, including Gustav Kuhn, Alberto Zedda, Corrado Rovaris and Jesus Lopez Cobos have enthused over his voice
and stage presence, and praised his interpretations of various roles.
You should be feeling pretty Italian by the end of the evening! Ma certo!

Tickets: €32/€29/€26, box seats €42, children and young people €20/€15/€9