The Three Tenors come to town

January 26, 2022 BY

Tenor trio: The original Three Tenor Tribute Show trio Sandro Martino, Vittorio Sacca, and Angelo Falcone performing at the MCG before a Collingwood game. Photo: SUPPLIED

THE Ballaarat Mechanics’ Institute will play host to the Three Tenors Tribute Show on Sunday, 30 January.

Hosted by the Ballarat Italian Association, the event will feature classic operatic arias to modern songs and ballads for all to enjoy.

“I’m surprised but excited to be performing in Ballarat,” said Angelo Falcone, who plays the role of Luciano Pavarotti.

With two years of disrupted performances behind them, Falcone said he was hopeful the show at the Mechanics’ Institute would go ahead.

“It’s been a couple years since we’ve been able to do a normal show,” he said.

“I think the last time I was able to do a show with the Three Tenors would’ve been just before the COVID situation hit us.”

In pre-COVID times, the Three Tenors Tribute Show were regularly booked for up to 40 shows a year.

Now with the uncertainly of a global pandemic only a handful of shows booked are currently booked, but the act is hoping to lock in a few more opportunities to get on stage.

The trio, who have previously performed at the MCG and overseas for the last 20 years, are excited to be back in front of a live audience again, no matter how big or small.

“They said the attendance at the Mechanic’ Institute is light, but it’s been like that for all the shows they’ve had for the last year anyway,” Falcone said.

“It’s very nice that they’re having it there. I’ve never been there before but it’s a beautiful auditorium that fits 250 people.”