On the occasion of the 30th anniversary from the death of the greatest dramatic tenor of the 20th century, the famous Tenor Mario Del Monaco, the world of opera decided to pay homage, with a series of concerts and events in his memory.
I also wanted to bring my part in commemorating the artistic figure of Maestro Del Monaco, so dear to me. I had a special, unique reason for that, because it was listening to his voice that I felt the call of opera and I started training as a tenor years ago.
Moreover, my favorite opera “Pagliacci” had its world premiere in 1892, 120 years ago. Mario Del Monaco is recognized as one of the best interpreters of this role. From here, the idea to realize the project “Ricordando Mario Del Monaco” was born in me.
On this web page you will find access to a series of information about the life of Maestro Del Monaco, the opera “Pagliacci” and its most famous aria “Recitar… Vesti La Giubba!”. You can also read a letter from Giancarlo Del Monaco, worldwide famous stage director and son of the tenor Mario Del Monaco, explaining the importance of commemorating the tenor Del Monaco. Finally, you will find my version of the famous aria “Vesti La Giubba!”, in mp3 format (thanks to the contribution of Musical Concept who arranged and offered the orchestra version) and that could be download free of charge.
I hope this initiative is to your liking! Enjoy it!
Download VESTI LA GIUBBA.zip (download 1997, size 8825 KB)