Love, Betrayal, Death concert at St Giles’ Cripplegate

Love, Betrayal, Death (in Opera) Concert at St Giles’ Cripplegate on Saturday 20th October starting at 5:45 pm

GS Wines and partners present an exciting programme of best loved arias from the world of opera, from Bellini to Bernstein!  We plan to open with a virtuoso piano solo, played by concert pianist Umberto Laureti and the concert will conclude with Verdi’s masterpiece, the Quartet from Rigoletto (the focal point of an acclaimed film by Dustin Hoffman). Other highlights are expected to include: the much-loved tenor/baritone duet ‘In the Depths of the Temple’ from Bizet’s Pearl Fishers, the spectacular soprano solo ‘Hell’s Revenge’ from Mozart’s Magic Flute,  the heart-rending tenor solo ‘On with the Motley’ from Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci and Bernstein’s ‘Glitter and be Gay’ from Candide.

Our acclaimed singers, Yuri Sabatini (Tenor) and Monique Loricchio Klongtruadroke (Soprano), supported by emerging talents Giulia Laudano (Mezzo) and Michael Ronan (Baritone) (both currently studying at the Royal Academy of Music) will delight you with their glorious voices and superb technique as they perform songs portraying a huge range of emotions around major operatic themes of Love, Betrayal and Death.  They will be accompanied by the accomplished pianist, Caroline Jaya-Ratnam on the Steinway Grand. This unique event promises to be a real treat for music lovers, especially opera fans. For wine lovers, we will also host a mini wine tasting of 3 high quality Italian wines from 5:45 pm plus a free glass of wine at the Interval, along with fruit juice and snacks (performance starts at 7 pm, and ends around 9:15 pm).

Premium seats are priced at £39.50, Standard seats at £29.50 and children between 5 and 18 years’ of age £7.50.  Discounts available for Barbican residents.  Concert-goers will also qualify for a special 3-course Italian dinner at the elegant Osteria Restaurant in the Barbican for only £26 per person – an exceptionally good offer.

Details are on Eventbrite (search under LBD2) or this link https://love_betrayal_death_in_opera.eventbrite.co.uk but for special prices and group discounts, contact Gordon on 07866 440162 or gswinesuk@gmail.com