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30 September 2015, 11:50 | Updated: 30 September 2015, 11:59
André takes on Verdi’s Drinking Song from La Traviata on his new album of Roman-inspired music - and you can hear it right now, exclusively.
This morning on John Suchet’s show, we unveiled the first glimpse of the new album from violinist, orchestra-leader and King of the Waltz André Rieu.
The album is called Roman Holiday so, naturally, André’s tempted us with a slice of Italian-inspired music: Verdi’s Drinking Song from La Traviata, otherwise known as ‘Libiamo ne' lieti calici’.
The album itself was launched at a special event in Rome earlier this week, to which Classic FM’s John Suchet was specially invited by André himself. Basically, they hung out and took selfies with each other:
There's only one way to get around in Rome - rickshaw with André Rieu in his favourite city. pic.twitter.com/0H9A77T6WQ— John Suchet (@johnsuchet1) September 29, 2015
Roman Holiday is released on November 13th.