The final concert of the Palm Court Orchestra’s silver jubilee season will bring love to the air at the Charlie White Theatre.
Ken Lavigne will sing in celebration of tenor Mario Lanza, performing “O Sole Mio,” “Granada,” “Funiculi Funicula,” “Because,” “Torna a Surriento,” “Nessun Dorma” and Lanza’s signature song “Be My Love.”
Lavigne is no stranger to Island audiences. The Chemainus tenor’s career goes back to a young Oliver in a Victoria Operatic Society production, followed by study at the University of Victoria and the Victoria Conservatory with Alexandra Browning and Selena James. Lavigne’s career has seen him appear with the Victoria Symphony, the Vancouver Island Symphony, the Prince George Symphony, as well as Portland Opera, Pacific Opera Victoria and Burnaby Light Opera. He was a founding member of both the Canadian Tenors and the Trio Romanza. He has toured across the U.S. and appeared at Carnegie Hall with the New York Pops Orchestra.
Be My Love is at the Mary Winspear Centre on Feb. 14 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are available through the box office, 250-656-0275.