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Federico Freschi (Baritone) & Christopher Duigan (Piano)



The ‘Songs you Love’ brings together popular melodies from the world of opera, classic musicals and the world’s celebrated stages. Includes numbers from ‘Carmen’, ‘Marriage of Figaro’,  ‘My Fair Lady', Neapolitan songs including ‘O sole mio’,  celebrated numbers from Cole Porter, Edith Piafand others.  Hit that high-note in this up-beat programme!

After completing postgraduate studies in History of Art, baritone FEDERICO FRESCHI studied towards a Performer’s Diploma in Opera at the UCT College of Music. He subsequently sang with the CAPAB Singers’ Studio, appearing in a number of operas, operettas and musicals. Returning to Johannesburg, Federico has performed several roles, including Germont in La Traviata, Marcello in La Bohème, Dr Malatesta in Don Pasquale, Danilo in The Merry Widow, and Zurga in Les Pêcheurs de Perles, amongst others. Following a period as an associate professor in History of Art at the University of the Witwatersrand and director of the Goodman Gallery, Cape Town, in January 2013 Federico was appointed a full professor in, and Executive Dean of the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture at the University of Johannesburg. He maintains a regular concert schedule in collaboration with Christopher Duigan.

Widely regarded as one of South Africa's most prolific concert pianists, CHRISTOPHER DUIGAN has been recognized as a 'South African piano icon' and 'national musical treasure' (Classic Feel June 2009). He has performed extensively with all major South African orchestras in a repertoire of more than 25 compositions for piano and orchestra and in recital he has developed a popular following through his innovative presentation and programming. Recent highlights a seven concert tour in Spain with saxophonist David Salleras and the GIOrquestra including selection of his own compositions, a recitalfor the South African Embassy celebrating Mandela Day in Mexico City in July,  soloist in the Beethoven Concerto No 3 with the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra on tour in KZN, andall-Chopin performances at Brooklyn Theatre - Pretoria, Hilton Festival, Franschhoek Classic Music Festival, Bouchard Finlayson in Hermanus and to a capacity audience in Christ ChurchConstantia, Cape Town in March 2017.  A CD ‘Christopher Duigan plays Chopin’  was released late in 2016.  Christopher Duigan is a Steinway Artist.  For more visit

R150 per person - bookings are essential & payable in advance
(Free seating)
A cash bar will be available & cards are welcome

Cucina Labia Restaurant will be open for dinner between 18h00 & 20h00.  Booking is essential

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Earlier Event: September 14
Morning Concert
Later Event: October 12
Morning Concert