Lorcan's Pick of the Week is Passione, the debut album of 27-year-old British-Italian tenor Freddie De Tommaso. On the album De Tommaso pays homage to his great hero Franco Corelli.

Freddie De Tommaso is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Music and won First Prize, the Plácido Domingo Tenor Prize and the Verdi Prize at the 2018 Francisco Viñas International Singing Competition in Barcelona.

The album features three world premiere recordings: Respighi's 'Nebbie’ in the new orchestration by Salvatore Di Vittorio based on Respighi’s original manuscript, and two rare Puccini songs specially orchestrated for this recording: ‘Mentia l’avviso’ and ‘Sole e amore’. Venetian-born Renato Balsadonna, former chorus director at the Royal Opera House, conducts the London Philharmonic Orchestra for this release.

Listen in each day at 5:15 as Lorcan chooses a piece from this new album.

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