Moscow City Symphony
Russian Philharmonic

Love Magic

Date and time: 
Friday, February 10, 2012 - 18:00
Venue: 
Moscow International House of Music. Svetlanov Hall
Conductor: 
Francesco Rosa (Italy)
Soloist: 
Alessandro Safina, tenor (Italy)

On the eve of Saint Valentine’s Day world opera celebrity who is in high favour with audience and the first lady of this country, will perform with solo concert at Svetlanov Hall of the Moscow International House of Music. Famous Italian tenor is known not only for singing opera repertoire and duets with Sarah Brightman, Elton John, Evan McGregor, Barbara Hendrix and Sumi Jo. Being willing to attract more attention to classical music Alessandro Safina unites 2 genres at his concerts – classical and popular. The tenor will sing both opera areas which brought fame to him, compositions from the albums «Musica di te», «Sognami» and «Insieme A Te» and world-known song «LUNA» as well.

Alessandro Safina was born in Siena, Italy on 14 October 1963. In 1989, he won the first prize at the ‘Concorso Lirico Internazionale’ in Mantova. He performed at the world's most prestigious venues, including the Barbican in London, Teatro Bibiena in Mantova (where he performed Paisiello's Il Barbiere Di Siviglia), Basilea (I Capuleti E Montecchi), Strasbourg (L'Elisir D'Amore), Wexford International Festival in Ireland (Rusalka). He received lavish praise for his role as Vladimir Lenski in the opera Eugenio Onieghin, at the Teatro Massimo in Palermo Although Alessandro Safina adores classical music, and especially is fond of the legendary tenor Enrico Caruso, he is also inspired by modern pop music like U2, Genesis, Depeche Mode and The Clash. In 90’s Safina cooperated with renowned Italian pianist and composer Romano Musumarra. The end result was Alessandro's debut album «Insieme  A Te» (1999). The record is full of classic, soul and musical elements - Safina calls it "Opera-Rock". Prior to its release, the singer presented his new musical style for the first time in front of a live audience at the famous Olympia theatre in Paris.

In 2001 Safina contributed to the score of Baz Luhrmann's feature film Moulin Rouge, performing Elton John's YOUR SONG with actor Ewan McGregor. For the second time this song was recorded with Elton John in 2002. The same year, Alessandro received the Mario Lanza trophy, as a worldwide ambassador of Italy's ‘Musica Lyrica’. Alessandro's third album, SOGNAMI, is released in April 2007, and sees the Italian tenor tightening his exceptional position in the contemporary music scene. SOGNAMI is filled with wonderful songs, a delicately arranged mixture of Venetian flair and ‘Chanson’, Belcanto-enamel and Latin flavour, delivered in Safina's unmistakable timbre. Recently Safina has recorded the duet with Sarah Brightman, participated in duo concerts with Jose Carreras and Mario Frangoulis. In June 2010 the 'Murex D'Or' award for 'Best International Artist' was presented to Alessandro Safina.

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