Musica da Vino Returns on Sept. 13
Wine-tasting and classical music: the Musica da Vino formula hosted annually by Fattoria il Piano continues on Sept. 13 with a concert by Aldo Di Toro Tenor and Sharolyn Kimmorley. The concert, whose title is Songs of Travel,will include some Italian film music-songs from Il Postino and Nuovo Cinema Paradiso, some lively Neapolitan numbers and a couple of Bocelli favorities as well as a few passionate tenor arias.The concert starts 5 p.m., booking is necessary.
Aldo Di Toro graduated from the Western Australian Conservatorium of Music and made his debut in opera as Oronte in Alcina for West Australian Opera at the Festival of Perth. Aldo won two awards from Opera Foundation Australia: the 2000 Italian Opera Award which enabled him to study at Teatro Comunale di Bologna and the 2002 AIMS Award for further study in Graz, Austria.
Now living in Italy and performing internationally, in 2015 Aldo will perform Alfredo for Opera Queensland and return to Opera Australia to sing Nemorino in Melbourne, and will also make his role debut singing Riccardo in (Un Ballo in Maschera) in Braunschweig in special outdoor performances.
Sharolyn Kimmorley is regarded as one of Australia’s finest vocal coaches and accompanists. She has recorded for the ABC, taken part in Chamber Music Concerts, and accompanied some of the world’s most distinguished recitalists including Dame Joan Sutherland, Håkan Hagegård, Neil Rosenshein, Bryn Terfel, Wilhelmenia Fernandez, Sir Thomas Allen, Désirée Rancatore, Barbara Bonney, Teddy Tahu Rhodes, Keith Lewis, Yvonne Kenny, Inessa Galante, Dennis O’Neill, Ian Bostridge, Kathleen Battle, Jonathan Lemalu, Peter Coleman-Wright and Cheryl Barker.