Freddie De Tommaso Joins Classic FM for Six Part Series

By Francisco Salazar

Classic FM has announced that tenor Freddie De Tommaso will be joining the radio station with a new six-part series, “Notes from Italy.”

The series will launch on April 5 at 9 p.m. and showcase De Tommaso each week as he celebrates the classical music of Italy. The tenor will focus on an Italian city and explore the musicians who’ve made their mark there.

De Tommaso will also share personal stories from those cities as well as well-known recordings.

In a statement, he said, “I grew up with an Italian father who played opera all day and immersed us in all aspects of Italian culture, not least its many culinary treasures. Italy is in my blood – and my heart – and I’m delighted to share my passion for this great country with Classic FM’s listeners. I look forward to taking them to the Italian cities that mean the most to me, sharing some of my experiences there and playing the great music associated with them.”

The first program will showcase Milan and in future episodes, he will feature Venice, Verona, Pesaro, and many more.

De Tommaso recently completed a production of “Norma” at the Teatro San Carlo and is set to perform in a production of “Simon Boccanegra.”