Conductor Stefano Miceli
Tenor Roberto Alagna
Soprano Siobhan Stagg
Debut Australian Tour 2016
Roberto Alagna, the superstar tenor, is coming to Australia.
On the back of a three month season with the New York Metropolitan Opera in the roles of Pagliacci (I Pagliacci), Chevalier des Grieux (Manon Lescaut) and Pinkerton (Madama Butterfly), Alagna’s concert will be a high point of the Australian cultural calendar.
Alagna, 'The Franco Italian miracle,’ has inherited Pavarotti’s mantle as the world’s greatest operatic tenor.
Alagna began as a Parisian cabaret singer and still enjoys performing popular songs that reflect his unique background. His concert program is an exhilarating mix of immortal arias and well-loved Neapolitan classics.
Appearing as Guest Artist will be Australian soprano, Siobhan Stagg, now winning acclaim in Europe’s opera houses.
Roberto Alagna’s turbulent romantic life, his born-in-a-garage back story, his heartthrob looks and his heavenly voice have given birth to Alagna’s Army – fervent fans who have bought 10 million of his albums internationally.
Now it’s Australia’s turn to be enthralled by the man who has put charisma and sex appeal back on the libretto, revitalised the operatic world and introduced a new audience to a compelling world of timeless, classic music.
‘Alagna … has a superb voice, clear yet engaging with beautiful moments of emotion.’ Messagero, Rome
‘... an urgent, stirring and emotional performance that earned ovation after ovation,’
New York Times
‘... an unmissable concert.’
The Times, London
‘... he has the voice, the temperament, the charisma.'
The Independent, UK
QSO is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.