Opera diva Katia Ricciarelli and tenor Francesco Zingariello will captivate the Bulgarian audience on 14 April
The legendary opera singer Katia Ricciarelli and tenor Francesco Zingariello are set to present a spectacular music show on 14 April in Hall 1 of the National Palace of Culture in Sofia. The concert is entitled With Music in the Heart and tickets are already available. The Sofia programme of the two La Scala superstars features about 20 emblematic and beloved opera arias and popular songs such as Lascia ch'io pianga - a famous soprano aria by George Handel, Ah la paterna mano - Macduff's aria in the opera Macbeth by Giuseppe Verdi.
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