Alfie Boe and Danielle de Niese will appear in concert Songs from the Stage at the Royal Albert Hall this October.
Newly honoured musical theatre legend Alfie Boe OBE and opera star Danielle de Niese will perform hit showtunes from West and Broadway together with classic opera songs in the one-night-only event.
They'll be accompanied by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Timothy Redmond, in what is described as "an evening of laughter, romance, and joyful celebration of the best songs to come from the stage."
The repertoire (which is subject to change) is currently scheduled to include arias from Carmen and The Merry Widow and songs from musicals such as Les Misérables and West Side Story.
Alfie Boe OBE said: “I’m delighted to be performing with Danielle for the first time and especially at such a prestigious venue as the Royal Albert Hall. Danielle is an old friend and a fantastic singer, so Songs from the Stage is set to be a spectacular evening.
"The performance will include Danielle’s and my favourite songs from iconic shows with all the energy of a Broadway show.”
Danielle de Niese added: “I can’t wait to take to the stage with Alfie. He is a terrific artist and we have been friends for ages, but now for the very first time we get to perform together and we’re planning to really go for it.
"The show will feature a fabulous selection of opera classics and best-loved numbers from the world of musical theatre. Audiences can look forward to arias from Carmen and The Merry Widow, plus hits from musicals such as Les Misérables and West Side Story.
"It’s going to be an unforgettable evening and we may have a few surprises in store too!”
Lucy Noble, Artistic Director at the Royal Albert Hall, commented: “Both Alfie Boe OBE and Danielle de Niese are old friends of the Hall, having performed here separately in the past.
"We are honoured that they chose the Royal Albert Hall’s stage for their first performance together. The selection of songs they will be performing covers a vast array of epic shows, ensuring there will be something for everyone to enjoy.”
Tickets will go on general sale to the public on Friday, 14 June.
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