Over the years, audiences have delighted to the Three Tenors, the Irish Tenors, the Ten Tenors, the Texas Tenors, Three Mo’ Tenors, the Celtic Tenors and more.
On Thursday, MSC OPAS will bring The Four Italian Tenors — and they, too, no doubt will thrill the audience with a tribute to four other beloved Italian tenors.
Viva Italia, A Salute to Four Great Italian Tenors: Enrico Caruso, Mario Lanza, Luciano Pavarotti, Andrea Bocelli will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Rudder Auditorium. Among the selections The Italian Tenors will perform are Giacomo Puccini’s Che gelida manina from La Boheme, Giuseppe Verdi’s Questa o quella from Rigoletto, Gioachino Rossini’s La Danza.
Tickets range from $22 to $60 and are on sale at the MSC Box Office on the first floor of Rudder Tower and online at www.MSCOPAS.org.
The Four Italian Tenors are:
• Alessandro D’Acrissa, who graduated with honors in opera singing from the Conservatory of Cosenza. He was selected by the Pavarotti Foundation to take part in the show Belcanto, The Pavarotti Heritage, conducted by Maestro Pasquale Menchise.
• Frederico Parisi, who began studying voice at age 14. In September 2011 he won “The Youngest Tenor of Italy” award. In January 2012, he was awarded the “Città di Taormina” prize.
• Federico Serra made his debut at the Donizetti theater in Bergamo. In 2015, he performed for the first time with the Verona Philharmonic, interpreting the most famous opera arias. At 17 years old, Serra enrolled at the Liceo Musicale of Varese with specializations for opera singing and piano.
• Roberto Cresca began his voice studies at the Conservatory of Music of Santa Cecilia in Rome. In September 2006, he sang at the Palais de la Bourse in Paris, where he received wide acclaim from critics and audiences. In March 2010, Roberto won the 64th European Union Contest of Spoleto. Cresca has participated in international tours in China, Turkey, the Netherlands, Russia, South Africa and Canada