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Rosenblatt Recitals

Dear subscriber,

Italian tenor Antonio Poli is one of opera’s fastest-rising young stars, and we are delighted to present him in his UK recital debut on Wednesday 2 April, fresh from his recent run in the Royal Opera House's Don Giovanni.


Antonio Poli

 

Antonio Poli Tenor

Jan Philip Schulze Pianist

» Wednesday 2 April, 7.30pm
» Wigmore Hall
» TICKETS £12, £16, £22, £26

'…a pleasing, mellow and sweet tenor that promises much’
Opera Britannia

Antonio Poli has established himself as a hugely exciting tenor to be watched closely over the coming years, despite being in the relative infancy of his operatic career. Studying with admired vocal coach Romualdo Savastano (with whom he still works today), Poli won First Prize and the Audience Prize in the 2010 Hans Gabor Belvedere Competition, was awarded the CulturArte Prize in the 2012 Operalia Competition, and took part in the prestigious Young Singer’s Project at the Salzburg Festival.

Poli will be familiar to some UK audiences from several appearances over the last three years. He made his Royal Opera House debut as Cassio in the 2012 production of Otello, followed by a well-received performance as Fenton in the 2013 Glyndebourne Festival production of Falstaff, and performing the role of Don Ottavio in Kaspar Holten’s highly anticipated production of Don Giovanni at the Royal Opera House just last month.

Antonio Poli and Rosa Feola in I due Figaro
Antonio Poli and Rosa Feola in Mercadante’s I due Figaro. Poli revived Il Conte d’Almaviva in Mercadante’s long-neglected opera after being personally selected for the role by maestro Riccardo Muti.

Poli made his debut as a song recitalist at the prestigious Lucerne Festival in 2012, where he first teamed up with Wednesday’s accompanist Jan Philip Schulze. In a wide-ranging interview prior to the Festival he gave the following insight into his psyche when approaching a song recital:

'…When I think of a song, I think of something that belongs to me alone, something intimate that I can share with my public, thanks to my instrument, my voice. Opening up my own emotional world to the public in the space of a few minutes isn't exactly easy, but it is fascinating.'

In the following video clip, Poli performs Lensky’s aria ‘Kuda, kuda…’ from Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin, an item featured in his Rosenblatt Recital programme alongside songs by Beethoven, Robert and Clara Schumann, Rachmaninov, Respighi, Tosti, Massenet, Donaudy, Cilea and Rossini.

Book now: Call the Wigmore Hall Box Office on 020 7935 2141 or book online at www.wigmore-hall.org.uk

We do hope you can join us.

With best wishes from everyone at Rosenblatt Recitals


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