Tuesday 1 November 2016 7:30PM

Simone Piazzola baritone; Giuseppe Vaccaro piano

Rosenblatt Recitals

Additional notes

All concerts in the Rosenblatt Recitals from September 2016 to January 2017 are now open.


  • Simone Piazzola baritone
  • Giuseppe Vaccaro piano

Awarded 2nd prize in the 2013 Operalia competition, Simone Piazzola is an Italian baritone that displays ‘attractive warm colours and endless vocal lines’ (Bachtrack). With a burgeoning reputation built upon an affinity for the heavier Verdian roles, he makes his UK debut with a programme of predominantly Italian songs and opera.

‘Simone Piazzola’s baritone has a gorgeous sound, solid and full, depicting a young and impulsive Don Carlo. He wowed the audience with his tasteful phrasing, revealing a great adherence to the character and acting with authority.’ Bachtrack

‘The young baritone Simone Piazzola, the production’s Rodrigo, was a model of robust tone and sensitive phrasing.’ The New York Times

Watch an introductory video to the Rosenblatt Recitals series at Wigmore Hall.

  • Paolo Tosti (1846-1916)
        • Non t'amo più!
        • Chanson de l'adieu
        • A vucchella
  • Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
        • Rigoletto: paraphrase de concert S434 (based on Giuseppe Verdi)
  • Paolo Tosti
        • L'ultima canzone
        • Ideale
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
      • Don Giovanni K527
        • Deh! vieni alla finestra
  • Gaetano Donizetti (1797-1848)
      • La favorita
        • Vien Leonora, a piedi tuoi
      • Lucia di Lammermoor
        • Cruda, funesta smania
  • Franz Liszt
        • Hungarian Rhapsody in C sharp minor S244 No. 2
  • Charles Gounod (1818-1893)
      • Faust
        • Avant de quitter ces lieux (Valentin's Aria)
  • Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)
      • Il trovatore
        • Il balen del suo sorriso

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