Opera stripped bare by Rat Pack

Tenors Unlimited, Alnwick Playhouse, Saturday, February 25, 7.30pm. Tickets £19.50, £18.50 conc, £20.50 premier.

AN evening of song and simplicity is promised by Tenors Unlimited – also known as the Rat Pack of opera.

For this live show, the three singers strip back the scale of previous performances, and in certain segments are accompanied just by a piano – this less-is-more approach leads to a concert that is not only more personal but also more powerful, with the true majesty of their voices proving the unmistakeable focus.

The trio, made up of Scott Ciscon, Jem Sharples and baritone Paul Martin, has built up a respected reputation since its formation in 2002, previously performing alongside artists including Sting, Beyonce and The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

They were also invited to take to the pitch at Wembley for a performance in front of 90,000 spectators at 2011’s FA Cup final.

And their performance at the Playhouse comes after the release of their latest album earlier this month.

The group has recorded greatly-requested numbers from their live shows, garnishing each song with fresh, unique arrangements.

In addition, Viva La Vita includes two original compositions penned by the band themselves – Fall In Love and the title track.