Nadia Piave’s Caffe d’Amore performs Love Songs…

Nadia Piave and Gino Pengue
Nadia Piave and Gino Pengue

Soprano Nadia Piave’s Caffe d’Amore performs Love Songs…madrigals and chansons d’amour for the new year.

Joined by guitarist Gino Pengue, the duo  bring what we can all always have a little more of: just plain lovely, silly, schmaltzy, gorgeous love songs.

The programme features songs from Nadia’s Rose, Caffe d’Amore and Cinema CDs, with music by Brel, Rota, Monteverdi, Legrenzi, Ferre, Modugno, Trenet, Sermisy, Rogers and Hart and more…

Nadia Piave performs repertoire that spans four centuries; from renaissance and baroque madrigals to neapolitan serenades and cafe chansons of the 1940s, from Italian evergreens and folk tunes to tango baladas and Mediterranean world music. Versatile and vibrant Nadia embraces music from Monteverdi to Mambo with all the passion and good taste of her Italian heritage. In this program they get back to basics – love!

Gino Pengue is a much sought-after guitarist on the Sydney scene, playing a wide range of styles with the cream of local and international artists. He is a member of Balkan party band Marsala, and is in high demand as a studio musician. Gino is an inspiring teacher and mentor of young guitar students and performers throughout Sydney.

Tickets: $27

Bookings and Enquiries: 9211 9442

Zabaglione al Caffe d’Amore for 2

2 large egg yolks …for stamina/ 2 tablespoons sugar …for sweetness/ ¼ cup caffe espresso …for aroma/ A splash of marsala …for spice

Whisk yolks and sugar together in a bowl over simmering water. Add coffee. Keep beating. Add Marsala. Keep beating.

Serve with amaretti …and watch the amoretti arrive! Serve with a nice Grappa.

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