Thomas Florio

American baritone Thomas Florio thinks life is too short for boring biographies. He went to school, earned a couple degrees, and has sung with a bunch of different companies, just like everybody else. He's really good at singing Italian opera, German Lied, and American musical theater, and gladly leaves the French stuff to somebody else. Narrating orchestral works is also a love of his, especially children's concerts – that's when he gets to use all his really funny voices. His favorite operatic role to date was Zorro in Zorro jagt den Carmen-Schatz because he got to wear a funny beard, pretend to get drunk, and have a sword fight.


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Programme

14. Kuhmo Arts Centre 16.15

Igor Stravinsky (1882—1971):

The Soldier's Tale, concert suite for narrator and seven instruments

Wed
12.7.

17. Kuhmo Church 11.00

Franz Schubert (1797—1828):

Gebet, D. 815 for vocal quartet and piano (1824)

Thu
13.7.

35. Kuhmo Arts Centre 19.15

W.A. Mozart (1756—1791):

Pantomime, K. 446 (416d) (1783)

Sun
16.7.

39. Kuhmo Arts Centre 18.15

Peter Maxwell Davies (1934):

Eight Songs for a Mad King (1968)

Mon
17.7.

42. Kuhmo Church 14.00

Johannes Brahms (1833—1897):

An eine Äolsharfe, Op. 19/5 (1858-59)

Tue
18.7.

50. Kuhmo Arts Centre 18.15

Gabriel Fauré (1845—1924):

Requiem, Op. 48 (1887-1890)

Wed
19.7.

63. Kontio School 15.15

Franz Schubert (1797—1828):

Erlkönig, Op. 1 (1815) (age 18)

Sat
22.7.

65. Kuhmo Arts Centre 19.15

Georg Friedrich Handel (1685—1759):

Messiah, HWV 56 for rap artist, jazzband, chamber choir and orchestra (1741)

Sat
22.7.