About the Event
Spend a wonderful Italian Christmas with the Three Tenors, listening to opera arias, Neapolitan songs and Christmas carols in the heart of Tuscany´s beautiful capital!
In the Auditorium Santo Stefano al Ponte Vecchio, the soloists are accompanied by a chamber ensemble of mandolin, double bass, and piano. Famous arias from 'La Traviata', 'Rigoletto', and 'Tosca' share the program with Neopolitan favorites like 'O sole mio', 'Funiculì Funiculà', and 'Torna a Surriento'.
Cast / Production
Tenors: Mattia Nebbiai, Claudio Sassetti, Leonardo Sgroi
Mandolin: Andrea Benucci
Double Bass: Antonio Lipari
Grand piano: Jin Heui Kang / Beatrice Bartoli
Direction: Antonio Lipari
Auditorium di Santo Stefano al Ponte Vecchio
The Auditorium of Santo Stefano al Ponte Vecchio is located in the heart of Florence, right next to the famous Ponte Vecchio. Now used as a concert venue, the church dates to 1116, and is considered one of the oldest churches in the city. A mixture of architectural styles ranging from Romanesque to Gothic and Baroque combine to create a unique stage for cultural and musical performances. Decorated with numerous exceptional works of art, the Rennaissance-era crucifix and the medieval style crypt are also notable. Despite extensive damage during the Second World War and the 1996 flood, many of the artworks were rescued and kept in very good condition. During a recent restoration (1993), a 15th century fresco from the school of Botticelli school was discovered. Reopened as a venue for cultural and musical activities, Santo Stefano al Ponte Vecchio is now a key part of artistic life in Florence thanks to its beautifully decorated interior and perfect acoustics.
4.2 of 5
Clare M, United Kingdom
Absolutely amazing, brilliant performance, outstanding voices, make us laugh and gasp!
Patricia N, USA
Extraordinaire Time in my Life. Thank You as the tears of Joy came .