The most beautiful extracts from Italian opera are presented by Fabio Sartori, guest of honor at the festive opera gala Tenorissimo. The renowned tenor is accompanied by the main soloists of the Hungarian State Opera: Zsuzsanna Ádám, Csilla Boross, Gabriella Létay Kiss, Orsolya Sáfár and Andrea Szántó.
The show at 8:00 p.m. on August 19, 2022 at the Opera House also features the Orchestra and Chorus of the Hungarian State Opera under the direction of General Music Director Balázs Kocsár.
Pieces by Verdi, Puccini and verist composers feature in Fabio Sartori’s first gala in Hungary. The Treviso-born Italian tenor studied under the legendary Leone Magiera, who was also – among many great names in the world of opera – the master of Luciano Pavarotti. He made his debut in Venice as Rodolfo in La bohème in 1996, a year later he performed at La Scala in Verdi’s Macbeth and Requiem, both conducted by Riccardo Muti. Over the past two decades he has starred in several acclaimed Verdi productions in Milan such as I due Foscari (Jacopo Foscari), Simon Boccanegra (Gabriele Adorno), Attila (Foresto), Oberto, Conte di San Bonifacio (Riccardo), Aida (Radamès) and I masnadieri (Carlo) as well as the title role of Don Carlo. He made a name for himself as a Verdian performer in Berlin, Vienna, Madrid, Barcelona, Zurich, Moscow, the Verona Arena and at the Salzburg Festival. He also performed successfully in the Berlin State Opera’s Macbeth production with Anna Netrebko and Plácido Domingo. The singer’s extensive repertoire also includes roles in operas by Bellini (Norma), Donizetti (Linda di Chamounix), Cilea (Adriana Lecouvreur) and Puccini (Tosca, Madama Butterfly, Turandot).
At the Tenorissimo opera gala, Fabio Sartori performs arias and duets by Simon Boccanegra, Macbeth, Tosca and Madama Butterfly, his partners in Puccini’s duets are Zsuzsanna Ádám and Csilla Boross. The program also includes excerpts from Aida, La Traviata and Manon Lescaut performed by Gabriella Létay Kiss, Orsolya Sáfár and Andrea Szántó as well as the Orchestra and Chorus of the Hungarian State Opera conducted by General Music Director Balázs Kocsár . The performance is hosted by Melitta Gyüdi, directed by artistic director András Almási-Tóth.