Lyrical recital



With a splendid voice and talent that follows in the wake of the finest Italian tenors, the 29-year-old British-Italian Freddie De Tommaso became notorious upon winning the First Prize of the Plácido Domingo Award to Best Tenor and the Verdi Award of the 2018 Tenor Viñas Contest. In December 2021, he made another splash when he played Cavaradossi in the Tosca production of the Royal Opera, thus becaming one of the youngest tenors of all time to play this role on such an iconic stage and the first British one to do so since 1963. De Tommaso, who had to take on the role at the eleventh hour, when the programme's original tenor didn't feel well during the first of the three acts, led the press to unanimously declare that they had just witnessed the birth of a great career. An exclusive artist of Decca Classics and the first tenor to sign a contract with this label since Jonas Kaufmann, his debut album Passione shot up to the top of the classical music charts and he has recently won the BBC Music Magazine's Best Debut Award. In June 2022, his second album, Il Tenore, also leapt straight to the top of the charts right after its release, while the version of Nessum Dorma that appears on the album was downloaded more than a million times.
With a meteoric career and important debuts in large arenas the world over, the young tenor will come for the first time to the Peralada festival along with Audrey St-Giles on the piano to interpret a lyrical recital of arias and songs specially put together for the occasion, giving us the chance to discover this rising star of the international singing panorama.
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Charles GOUNOD and Johann Sebastian BACH

Ave Maria

Giuseppe VERDI (1813-1901)

“Ingemisco” de Rèquiem

César FRANCK (1822-1890)

Panis angelicus

Franz SCHUBERT (1797-1828)

Ave Maria

Felix MEDELSSOHN (1809-1847)

If With All Your Hearts

Rafaele MINGARDO (1923-1978)

Pietà, signore

Giuseppe VERDI (1813-1901)

Non t’accostare all’urna

Francesco CILEA (1866-1950)

“È la solita Storia” (Lamento di Federico) de L’Arlesiana


Giacomo PUCCINI (1858-1924)

Sole e amore “Che gelida manina” de La Bohème

Stanislao GASTALDON (1861-1939)

Musica proibita

Eduardo di CAPUA (1865-1917)

I te vurria vasa

Vicenzo BELLINI (1801-1835)

Fenesta che lucive

Paolo TOSTI (1846-1916)

Non t’amo più

Pietro MASCAGNI (1863-1945)

“Mamma quel vino è generoso” de Cavalleria Rusticana

Artistic details

Freddie De Tommaso, tenor

Audrey Saint-Gil, piano