Italian Opera meets Jazz
With Mike del Ferro and Claron McFadden
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Mike del Ferro, piano
Claron McFadden, sopraan
Italian Opera meets Jazz: the belcanto repertoire – Neapolitan songs and arias,
with the accent on Italian composers such as Verdi and Puccini – in a contemporary setting. Performed by Mike del Ferro together with Metropole Orkest and soprano Claron McFadden.
For Mike del Ferro, opera and classical music have been familiar fare since his infancy.
He began having classical piano lessons early, until he heard jazz and decided to turn
his sights on that. But he has never lost his immense love for opera and classical music.
Some time ago he hit upon the idea of arranging opera repertoire for his own trio. Talks with Metropole Orkest led to the the recording of this album. The orchestra asked eight international arrangers to cast them in an entirely new mould.
Sun 8 May, 11:00 am
Het Concertgebouw, Amsterdam