Annapolis Chorale director J. Ernest Green has planned his own version of the Three Tenors concert for Valentine's Day.
Instead of Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo and Jose Carreras, Green will have Paul McIlvaine, Garry Grice and Thomas Poole singing romantic arias, sentimental Neapolitan songs and exciting show tunes.
The concert also will include some of the Three Tenors favorites, such as Pavarotti's signature pieces, the Neapolitan "Torna a Sorriento" and "Nessun Dorma" from Puccini's opera "Turandot."
The program will begin at 8 p.m. Saturday at St. Anne's Church on Church Circle in Annapolis.
Dessert, coffee and champagne will be served afterward at St. Anne's parish house, on Duke of Gloucester Street,
The tenors are known to chorale audiences from previous solo appearances, but Green promises they will be heard in a new way in this program.
Grice, now living in Indiana, has appeared in a number of European opera houses, including the Bavarian State Opera. Concentrating on the verismo repertoire, Grice recently sang Rhadames in Verdi's "Aida."
Poole, a Colorado resident, has sung with the New York City Opera and appeared in recital with the Warsaw Symphony and at the Spoleto festival in Italy. His path crossed Green's when they were involved with the critically acclaimed world premiere of Constantinides' "Antigone" at Carnegie Hall.
McIlvaine lives in Virginia and frequently is heard at Wolf Trap. He has just completed a performance in Buffalo, N.Y., of Wagner's "The Flying Dutchman."
A ringing heldentenor, McIlvaine was the recipient of the 1991 Wagner Society award and is becoming well-known in Germany.
Tickets are $20.
Pub Date: 2/12/98