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Now, That's Italian!

Now That's Italian

[Cleveland Pops Orchestra] From pop to opera to romantic Neapolitan ballads, Italian music has topped the charts for centuries. Cleveland Pops presents a night of popular Italian selections ─ familiar to everyone and beloved by all.

Carl Topilow, conductor, Alyson Cambridge, soprano, John Cudia, tenor

Repertoire 

Verdi – Triumphal Scene from Aida

Verdi – Libiamo (Drinking Song) from La Traviata

Puccini – Vissi d’arte from Tosca

Denza – Occhi di fata

Donizetti – Chorale Medley from Lucia di Lammermoor

Mascagni – Inneggiamo (Easter scene) from Cavalleria Rusticana

Puccini – Che gelida manina from La Boheme

Puccini – Mi chiamano Mimi from La Boheme

Puccini – O soave fanciulla from La Boheme

INTERMISSION

Ponchielli – Dance of the Hours: Finale

Morricone – Gabriel’s Oboe

      Thomas Moore, oboe

Morricone – Cinema Paradiso

      Carl Topilow, clarinet

Yeston – Be Italian from Nine

de Curtis – Come back to Sorrento

Verdi – Va pensiero from Nabucco

Verdi – Anvil Chorus from Il Trovatore

arr. Herman – Italian Medley

de Capua – O Sole Mio

Warren – That’s Amore

Puccini – O mio babbino caro from Gianni Schicchi

Puccini – Nessun dorma from Turandot

Encore: Time to say goodbye

Earlier Event: March 9
The Great American Songbook
Later Event: April 27
Pictures at an Exhibition