Soprano Aprile Millo To Return To New York Stage

By Francisco Salazar

Aprille Millo is set to return to the New York stage this season.

The New York City Opera announced that the legendary soprano will present a concert on Jan. 30, 2019 at Zankel Hall.  In the press statement City Opera noted that it will be her “first New York concert in nearly a decade.”

Michael Capasso, General Director of New York City Opera said, “I have been a devoted fan of Aprile Millo since the storied debut that marked her arrival as a great Verdian soprano. This past August, I was fortunate to be reacquainted with this singular artist at her recital at London’s Cadogan Hall. It was an unforgettable evening — an affirmation of her continuing legacy as interpreter in the grand style, with a voice that has retained both its power and its beauty — and it was an experience that I can’t wait to share with our audience. Born and raised in our city, she is a genuine New York treasure and City Opera is honored to host her return in this special recital dedicated to her father, tenor Giovanni Millo, who graced the City Opera stage in its earliest seasons.”

Millo recently made her London debut at Cadogan Hall to great acclaim. In an interview with OperaWire the soprano noted, that debut was a dream come true and that in the future there will be more recitals and some operas.

For the New York concert, Millo will be accompanied by Inseon Lee on piano, and will perform a program consisting of songs by Bellini, Tosti, Liszt, Donaudy, Rachmaninoff and Wagner, as well as arias/scenes from operas by Verdi, Boito, and Puccini.