Singer (Tenor)

Yuri Sabatini

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About Yuri

Singer (Tenor)
London
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Yuri is a talented Italian Tenor based in London. He performs mainly on the concert platform and at private events.

A native of Rome, since his professional UK debut as Nemorino in The Elixir Of Love (2008) Yuri has established his reputation as a versatile artist with a beautiful tone of voice, expressive singing and convincing interpretation. On stage he played also Don Josè in Bizet's Carmen, Count Almaviva in Rossini's Barber of Seville, Malcolm in Verdi's Macbeth, Arturo in Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor, Ferdinand in the new opera The Tempest, by Joe St. Johanser, and Elvino in Donizetti's La Sonnambula. Yuri regularly appears on the concert platform throughout the United Kingdom and performs at exclusive parties, weddings, private functions and corporate events.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
Musicianship
Genres:
Classical, Classical crossover, Opera, Christmas, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1930s era music, Musical theatre
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Event types:
Hotel / Restaurant event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Actor, Singing teaching, Community music worker
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Song list

A Vucchella (Tosti)
Ach So From (Martha)
Ah! Leve Toi Soleil
All The Things You Are
Alma Del Core
Amapola
Amor Ti Vieta
Apres Un Reve
Ave Maria Gounoud
Ave Maria Schubert
Be My Love
Because You Are Mine
Besame Mucho
Bring Him Home
Canto Alla Terra
Caro Mio Ben
Cavatina (She Was Beautiful)
Celeste Aida
Che Gelida Manina
Cielito Lindo
Cielo E Mar
Core 'Ngrato
Danny Boy
Dein Ist Mein Ganzes Herts
Dies Bildnis Ist Bezaubernd Schon
Donna Non Vidi Mai
E' La Solita Storia Del Pastore
E Lucevan Le Stelle
Edelweiss
Ella Mi Fu Rapita... Parmi Veder Le Lagrime
Giunto Sul Passo Estremo
Granada
Ideale
Il Mio Tesoro Intanto
Ingemisco
Kang Ding Love Song
La Donnna E' Mobile
La Danza
La Serenata
La Spagnola
Le Violette
Libiamo Ne Lieti Calici
Lippen Schweigen
Lunge Da Lei.. De Miei Bollenti..
Mamma
Marechiare
Maria (West Side Story)
Mattinata
Moon River
Musica Proibita
Nel Cor Piu' Non Mi Sento
Nella Fantasia
Nessun Dorma
Non Piangere Liu'
Non Ti Scordar Di Me
Oh Del Mio Amato Ben
Oh Holy Night
Ombra Mai Fu (O Mio Signor)
'O Paese D'o Sole
Oh What A Beautiful Morning
Oh Soave Fanciulla
'O Sole Mio
Oh Madchen Mein Madchen
On The Street Where You Live
Panis Angelicus
Perhaps Love
Pourquoi Me Reveller
Quanto E' Bella Quanto E' Cara
Questa O Quella
Recitar... Vesti La Giubba
Recondita Armonia
Salut Demeure Chaste Et Pure
Santa Lucia
Sebben Crudele
Sento Nel Core
Some Enchanted Evening
Spirto Gentil
The Impossible Dream
The Prayer
Time To Say Goodbye (Con Te Partiro')
Tombe Degli Avi Miei
Tonight
Torna A Surriento
Tra Voi Belle
Un' Aura Amorosa
Una Furtiva Lagrima
Vainement Ma Bien Aimee
Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again
With A Song In My Heart
Customer questions

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

I always try my best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let me know.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

No

How much time do you need to set up?

As little as 30 mins before performance time.

Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?

Absolutely!

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

If I'm singing to backing tracks, I can bring a PA system with me from which I can play backing tracks. If I'm performing with live music played by an accompanist, it would be ideal to have a piano at the venue, but if that's not the case, I can arrange to bring a digital piano for an additional 100 pounds.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

In one occasion, I've learned a Ukrainian folk song in 3 weeks and a Chinese Mandarin song in 4! In both cases, the audience was convinced I could speak the language fluently, so I'm happy to learn a special song for you. There is a fee of £30 for this service to take into account rehersal time etc.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

I'm told most often that my performances are spellbinding, it is a mixture of my voice, my character and my interpretation.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Recently: The Midland Hotel in Manchester; The Sopwell House in St Albans; The Grand Connaught Rooms and the Rosewood Hotel, both in Holborn; The Amba hotel in Charing Cross; The Guildhall, the Mansion House and the London Stock Exchange in the City of London.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Luciano Pavarotti, Mario Lanza and Giuseppe di Stefano.

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

A gala concert at the Mansion House (Home of the Lord Major of London) for 250 distinguished guests. But I'm not sure that was the most high profile.. I've also sung in front of 10.000 people in Trafalgar Square and that was quite something.

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Ticiana F, 3 months ago

Yuri was the highlight of the evening at our wedding reception. I already knew my Italian family would love his performance, but I was surprised to see our other English and European guests singing along at the top of their lungs. It's truly wonderful to see all your guests singing together, I could see in their faces they were having a lot of fun, it was such a special moment. Yuri was always easy to communicate with, very accommodating with our song requests, showed up on time looking great and his performance was unforgettable. I'm so glad we decided to book him!

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Dawn T, 4 months ago

Yuri’s performance was inspirational.that melted all our hearts with his beautiful voice ,we altogether felt privileged to be his audience .So thank you Yuri ! You are a rare find indeed.

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Mei C, 11 months ago

Yuri was the icing on the cake for my husband’s 60th birthday dinner party. He gave us a wonderful & charming performance which encapsulated the very essence of the evening. A kind and charasmatic man- totally dedicated. Thank you, Yuri.

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Breda C, 1 year ago

Yuri has an amazing voice. He was very responsive to all my emails/ messages and helpful. Even traveled to venue days in advance to check out sound system etc and coordinated with undertaker etc at my stepdads funeral. Can’t recommend highly enough. A heartfelt thank you Yuri 😊

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Sandra A, 1 year ago

Today was brilliant. Thank you so much. Everyone loved it. (....) Look forward to hearing from you and thanks again for today, Yuri. You were wonderful.

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Chean C, 1 year ago

Thank you for your excellent performance for our wine makers and other guests! You could see on everybody's faces that they engaged with the emotions you conveyed in your singing and expressiveness, whether it was the more serious Italian operatic aria or the lighter Neapolitan songs.

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