posted August 30, 2010

Vocal Duo Grande Romanza to Perform on Sept. 16

Hope College will feature the vocal duo Grande Romanza on Thursday, Sept. 16, at 7:30 p.m. in Wichers Auditorium in Nykerk Hall of Music.

The public is invited. Admission is free.

Grande Romanza presents musical scenes of love and passion from Broadway, Operetta and Opera.  The duo consists of tenor Stefano Tanchietti and soprano Nina Tanchietti, who have been performing together since they met onstage in college. Their engagements have taken them throughout the United States, Europe, and South Africa. They have built extensive repertoires in opera, light opera and musical comedy, and are equally at home in all three mediums.

They will be accompanied by pianist Maria de los Angeles Rivera.

Works to be performed include the "Gia nella notte" from Giuseppe Verdi's "Otello," scenes from Georges Bizet's "Carmen," and selections from Rodgers and Hammerstein as well as Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Phantom of the Opera."

Nykerk Hall of Music is located in the central Hope campus at the former 127 E. 12th St. between College and Columbia avenues.