A Musical Treat for Valentines: Meet the Soloists - Sara Papini & Romulo Delgado
January 17, 2018
Sara Papini - Soprano
Soprano Sara Papini dazzles audiences internationally. Her operatic performances include, Nedda (Pagliacci), Musetta (La Bohème), Adina (L’Elisir d’Amore), Norina (Don Pasquale), Gilda (Rigoletto), Contessa (Le Nozze di Figaro) and Donna Anna (Don Giovanni). Highlights include Tina in Jonathan Dove’s Flight, a New York City premier under the baton of Metropolitan Opera conductor Joseph Colaneri and Silvia in Mascagni’s Zanetto, conducted by Metropolitan Opera conductor Paul Nadler in Montreal. She made her Russian debut with the Primorsky Krai Philharmonic Orchestra in Vladivostok, Russia and has performed in Tel Aviv, Israel with the Israeli Chamber Orchestra. This past fall, Ms. Papini performed Musetta in Southern Ontario Lyric Opera’s production of La Bohëme and Micaëla in Opera York’s production of Carmen.
Ms. Papini has been a feature performer for such dignitaries as Princess Marconi, her Royal Highness Prof. Li of Manchurian Empire China, former Prime Minister Enrico Letta of Italy and the former Prime Minister of Canada, Stephen J. Harper. Last season, Ms. Papini debuted with the Mississauga Symphony Orchestra as Micaëla in their production of Carmen, and is delighted to be working with Maestro Mastromonaco and the MSO once again. Please visit www.sarapapini.com for details of upcoming performances.
Romulo Delgado - Tenor
Romulo Delgado is a classically trained tenor and a world music multi-instrumentalist. He was a region finalist at the Hans Gabor Belvedere International Opera competition in Vienna, Austria. He trained in Toronto at the Royal Conservatory Music and the Glenn Gould School. His versatility as a performer has enchanted audiences all over North America and Europe. His operatic roles currently include Pinkerton in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, Alfredo in Verdi’s La Traviata, Don Jose in Bizet’s Carmen, The Duke of Mantua in Verdi’s Rigoletto, Edgardo in Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor, Idomeneo in Mozart’s Idomeneo, Mario Cavaradossi in Puccini’s Tosca, Macduff in Verdi’s Macbeth, Rodolfo in Puccini’s La Boheme and Riccardo in the Canadian premiere of Verdi’s Oberto. Also in demand as a classical concert tenor soloist, his concert repertoire includes Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, Gounod’s St. Cecilia Mass, Dubois’ The Seven Last Words of Christ, Mendelssohn's Elijah, Handel’s Samson, Puccini’s Messa di Gloria, Verdi’s Requiem and Handel’s Messiah. Ultimately, what distinguishes Romulo’s singing is that “striking, powerful and ingratiating lyric tenor sound with all the money notes!” (Opera Canada)
"As a world music performer, Romulo has also toured and recorded with many international and local recording artists and been engaged by several of the fortune 500 corporations. Whether on the opera stage, or enchanting audiences with his world music passion, “Romulo Delgado’s free, vigorous & lustrous tenor voice makes him one of Canada’s most unique performing artists.” (The Globe and Mail)