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SPECIAL ENGAGEMENT: The Four Italian Tenors

  • Folly Theater 300 W 12th St. Kansas City, MO 64105 United States (map)
Series founder Richard Harriman with Luciano Pavarotti in 1983 for a 10th anniversary celebration of the tenor’s international recital debut presented by the Series on February 1, 1973.

Series founder Richard Harriman with Luciano Pavarotti in 1983 for a 10th anniversary celebration of the tenor’s international recital debut presented by the Series on February 1, 1973.

For the first time in the United States, The Four Italian Tenors perform the greatest tenor arias and songs of all time, in wonderful unique arrangements, created particularly for their U.S. debut tour. Their performances are captivating, exhilarating, passionate, engaging and mesmerizing, and their voices are magnificent!  This new generation of world-class tenors explore and present beloved classics with panache, verve, and vivacity, all in their own inimitable style. 

A newly formed ensemble, the quartet is comprised of Alessandro D’Acrissa, Federico Serra, Federico Parisi, and Roberto Cresca. Their collective biography boasts a recording artist, television and radio star, operatic aficionado, and multiple concert prize winners. All are well-versed operatic performers and regularly appear in their native Italy in opera and recital. 

Their debut performance on September 14 will pay tribute to the historic recital debut of Luciano Pavarotti presented by the Harriman-Jewell Series in 1973, with recognizable opera arias and songs specifically programmed to include pieces Pavarotti sang during his international recital debut with the Series.

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program

CILEA È la solita storia (Lamento di Federico)” from L’arlesiana

PUCCINI “Che gelida manina” from La bohème

LEONCAVALLO “Vesti la giubba” from Pagliacci          

DONIZETTI “Una furtiva lagrima” from L’elisir d’amore

DALLA Caruso

TOSTI L’alba sepàra dalla luce l’ombra 

BIXIO Mamma

DE CURTIS Non ti scordar di me

ROSSINI Les soirées musicales: No. 8. La danza, “Tarantella napoletana”

CORTÉS Cielito lindo

VERDI “La donna è mobile” from Rigoletto

DENZA Funiculì, funiculà

CARDILLO Core ‘ngrato

BIXIO Parlami d’amore, Mariù 

LARA Granada

PUCCINI “Nessun dorma” from Turandot       


Special Engagement tickets are $27.50, or two for $55, to celebrate our 55th Season!

This concert is 90-minutes long (no intermission) and is not part of a ticket package.