Friday, January 25, 2019

Note Italiane, a series of concerts featuring internationally acclaimed Italian musicians

The Embassy of Italy in Wellington is pleased to present “Note Italiane”, a series of concerts featuring internationally acclaimed Italian musicians.

We welcome violinist Luca Ciarla during his Oceania tour, and are proud to host New Zealand-based Lilia Carpinelli (soprano), Luca Manghi (flute) and Matteo Napoli (piano) for their first public performance together.

We look forward to having you join us for the concerts and enjoy the talent of the performers and the diversity of the Italian music on display, buon ascolto!​ Free entry.


A creative and surprising violinist, Luca Ciarla easily transcends the boundaries among genres to trace an innovative musical path, a magical acoustic seduction in perfect balance between written compositions and improvisation, traditional and contemporary sounds.

Luca owns the stage with his fiddle and a few toy instruments. With a loop pedal, he performs live all the parts, playing the violin like a guitar, a cello or percussion. In this imaginative landscape, Luca sings, whistles, plays other little instruments and adds new virtuoso passages; music is continuously evolving into a dazzling solOrkestra!

The programme features unusual arrangements of traditional Italian folk tunes, music from the Mediterranean area and original compositions.

Auckland: Thursday 28 February 6 pm, St Matthew in the City - Free entry

Other dates are in Hamilton, Motueka, Picton:

A Night at the Opera

Italian-born New Zealand based artists, international performers Carpinelli, Manghi and Napoli will perform in public together for the first time, with a special programme prepared especially for this occasion. Their recital for soprano, flute and piano, will take us on a journey through Nineteenth-Century Italian Opera, with themes of popular arias by Vivaldi, Rossini, Puccini, Verdi as well as Italian traditional songs.

Auckland: Saturday 16 March 6pm, St Matthew in the City - Free entry

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