NON SONO UN TENORE

             MA UN UOMO CHE CANTA DA TENORE

(I am not a tenor but a man who sings as a tenor)

Non Sono un Tenore ma un Uomo che Canta da Tenore is an original presentation of Italian culture focused on exploring a mix of classical repertoire, popular chamber music, movie soundtracks and other traditional Italian folk songs. Our goal is to reevaluate and reinvigorate our ancient heritage in a new and exciting way. We offer Belcanto style, accompanied by theatrical narration, as well as an imaginative ensemble consisting of vocal performances, mandolins, guitar, and percussions.

“Non Sono un Tenore…” is designed to bring the audience on an exhilarating adventure from Naples to Sicily to Salento, with a blend of delightful songs, colorful dialects, playful comedic acts, and a small literary narration.

Francesco Spedicato is “the man who sings as a tenor.” This phrase comes from the great tenor Tito Schipawho happens to have grown up in the same village as Francesco: Lecce, located in Salento or the

“heel of the boot,” peaceful land of olive trees, vino, and flawless Mediterranean sea. Schipa worked and travelled extensively in the United States and is an inspiration for many Italians. In the show, Francesco experiences the daily ups and downs of Italian life, struggling with love, funny characters, and treasuring the values that define Italian identity: family, amore, and musica!

 

“Non Sono un Tenore…” is ninety minutes of pure Italian entertainment narrated in English.

(Trailer for the Italian premiere)

NON SONO UN TENORE

MA UN UOMO CHE CANTA DA TENORE

(Poster for the premiere in Lecce

The CD

The CD is produced by ORPHEO per l'alba di domani and features tenor Francesco SpedicatoHathor Plectrum Quartet (the only full-time mandolin ensemble from Puglia), and percussionist Matteo Spedicato. Whimsical narration by actor Matteo Padula; an extraordinary appearance by special guest Carolina Bubbico; and original arrangements by Maestro Eliseo Castrignanò, and Leonardo Lospalluti.

For each donation to Orpheo per l'alba di domani, you can have a free copy of this CD.

If you would like to receive a copy, just write "Non sono un tenore" in the instructions box, plus the shipping address.

For international shipping or any other questions, contact  associazioneorpheo@gmail.com 

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