Amici e Rivali at The Mann Center for the Performing Arts

Amici e Rivali - In 2018 at The Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, two of today’s most brilliant tenors, Lawrence Brownlee and Michael Spyres, engaged in a dazzling encore duet of “Ah! Vieni nel tuo sangue” from Gioachino Rossini’s Otello, video of which went viral.

The buzz led to the development of the groundbreaking Warner Classics album, Amici e Rivali, – Friends and Rivals – comprising more than a dozen arias, duets, and trios from seven of the composer’s operas, from the popular The Barber of Seville to the rarely heard Ricciardo e Zoraide. The “dueling tenors” album, conducted by Opera Philadelphia’s Corrado Rovaris, was released in 2020 to critical acclaim, with Opera News raving “Spyres is riveting” and “Brownlee is awesome in his dazzling technical ease and sheer grace.”

For the first time in the U.S., Brownlee, and Spyres reunite for a live concert performance of Amici e Rivali, joined on stage by Rovaris and the Opera Philadelphia Orchestra and Chorus. This one-night-only pre-season concert, held at the outdoor TD Pavilion at the Mann, will be the summer’s biggest display of vocal fireworks.

Amici e Rivali
Pre-Season Concert
Thursday, August 26, 2021
Mann Center for the Performing Arts

Family & Kids

 2nd St Festival Northern Liberties

2nd St Festival Northern Liberties

  • Elwin Flatley
  • Sep 16
Candytopia Philadelphia Halloween Sweets and Treats
  • Where Philly Staff
  • Sep 05
Philadelphia Zoo's Friday Nights Dinos and Bites
  • Where Philly Staff
  • May 20
Philadelphia Zoo Big Time Dinosaurs
  • Haylie Carter
  • May 10