The Royal Symphony has been an incredible success for seven years and is set to exceed expectations once again at the Royal Show 2018. The KZN Philharmonic Orchestra will be accompanied by soloist Federico Freschi – baritone – who promises to captivate audiences with a timeless, emotionally stirring compilation of classics.
The Royal Symphony offers show goers a chance to sit back and unwind whilst listening to the rich tapestry of emotions under the sparkling African sky. Federico Freschi’s powerful baritone voice will be featured, reverberating as he sings a memorable selection: Figaro’s comical aria ‘Largo al factotum’ from the Barber of Seville, as well as ‘On the Street Where You Live’ from My Fair Lady and the soaring ‘You Raise Me Up’.
Federico Freschi is, in fact, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture at the University of Johannesburg. He has been involved in the arts and academia for most of his professional life, holding a BA Fine Arts (with distinction) from the University of the Witwatersrand, a BA Honours in History of Art from the University of Cape Town, and a PhD from the University of the Witwatersrand.
Federico has held posts as a lecturer at various South African universities and has occasionally taken breaks from academia to work as a researcher and consultant in human resources. This esteemed academic has published myriad works concerning the arts, and design, and how these concepts intertwine with politics and the human experience.
The Royal Show 2018 was already set to be a hit, but with the inclusion of the Royal Symphony, show goers will be spoiled with a classical music experience like no other, performed by immensely talented locals and guests.
The Royal Symphony will take place on the 27th of May, a Saturday, at 10:00 in the Main Arena. Seating will be extensive within the Arena, and on the grandstands as well. The Royal Show 2018 recommends that show goers bring along hats or umbrellas if the weather is hot, to avoid discomfort. Visit the Royal Show website to get your tickets, so as not to miss the Royal Symphony!