Lise Davidsen is the definition of box office in the opera world right now. And we’ve got the perfect vocal partner for her in Freddie De Tommaso, ‘a young tenor of limitless promise (The Times).
This exciting soprano-tenor duo will play off one another in a first-half selection of great opera arias, before turning on the romance in a lighter, sentimental second half including the simple, beautiful melodies of Tosti’s Neapolitan songs and crowd-pleasing numbers from My Fair Lady and The Merry Widow.
Following her 2019 Barbican recital, The Daily Telegraph described Davidsen’s voice as shining ‘like silver in sunlight’ – and the darling of Europe’s major opera houses is only getting better, having since been named Female Singer of the Year in the International Opera Awards. But with a voice of comparable weight and firepower, we’re convinced Tommaso, who 'set the house alight' (inews) in his unexpected Royal Opera House debut last year, will offer the perfect foil to Davidsen’s ‘God-given instrument’ (Daily Telegraph).
This performance will finish at approximately 9.30pm, including a 20-minute interval
Produced by the Barbican
*Please note the programme has slightly changed as from when it was first advertised. Thu 26 May
Wheelchair spaces and free companion seats may now be booked online.
Please select the relevant preferences on the access registration page during your booking so we can provide you with the correct information and discounts.
Booking a wheelchair space: Select a seat displaying the wheelchair user icon and then select wheelchair user ticket type. The ticket will be priced at the lowest price for that event. If you need an essential companion, please select the click the E icon next to the wheelchair space you have selected.
Booking essential companion tickets: Please select at least two tickets and one of them will be automatically discounted to zero in the basket.
Booking British Sign Language or Captioned Seats: Select seats in the area appropriate to your needs.
£3 booking fee per online transaction, £4 by phone.
No fee when tickets are booked in person.
Booking fees are per transaction and not per ticket. If your booking contains several events the highest booking fee will apply. Booking fees do not currently apply to bookings for exhibitions in the Art Gallery. The booking fee may be reduced on certain events.
Find out more about how Lise Davidsen and Freddie De Tommaso chose their repertoire in an interview with Alexandra Coghlan.
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The Barbican Hall is located within the main Barbican building. Head to Level G and follow the signs to find your seating level.
Silk Street, London
The Barbican is widely accessible by bus, tube, train and by foot or bicycle. Plan your journey and find more route information in ‘Your Visit’ or book your car parking space in advance.
Spaces for wheelchair users in row U at the rear of the stalls (up to sixteen, depth of row 180cm) and the back row of the circle (four), both with fold-down companion seats. Some seats in row S of the stalls for people with very limited mobility.
Assistance dogs may be taken into the concert hall where there are a limited number of suitable seats in row G of the stalls. If you prefer, you may leave your dog with a member of the cloakroom staff during the performance.
There is an induction loop in the concert hall. You can use this by adjusting your hearing aid to the ‘T’ setting.