El-Khoury took the Royal Opera House by storm last year as Violetta in Verdi's La Traviata and there is plenty more Italian music in this programme too. But the songs by Halévy, Hérold and Auber are the collector's items alongside dramatic pieces by Verdi again, Donizetti and Rossini.
El-Khoury and Spyres are shortly to release two recital discs of the same music, and this concert, like the CDs entitled Espoir & Écho, is a sneak preview of their recorded programme of miniature masterpieces on the innovative Opera Rara label. And concert-goers will be able to pick up the promising new discs straightaway, at the Cadogan Hall.
Between highlights from operas that include Lucia di Lammermoor, the Hallé, conducted by Carlo Rizzi, plays notable orchestral pieces, among them the overture to Auber's Manon Lescaut and the ballet music from Donizetti's La favorite.
Both these singers perform in the greatest opera houses in the world. To see them in this comfortable, small-scale venue will be a rare treat, and the audience is guaranteed to come away with heads full of song.
|What||Espoir & Echo, Cadogan Hall|
|Where||Cadogan Hall, 5 Sloane Terrace, London , SW1X 9DQ | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Sloane Square (underground)|
On 14 Jul 17, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
|Price||£20 - £50|
|Website||Click here for more information and booking|