Duo Amore

Duo Amore – Italian Singer & Accordion
Since 1997

Meet our most charming act

Duo Amore
Italian Singer & Accordion

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We are very sad to let you know that our and your beloved Nicola Cencherle (Nici) passed away on 7 September 2022.

For now this page will stay unchanged in honour of Nici. However for the past 2-3 years Nici was NOT taking anymore bookings and in his place we had Riaan Hunter.
Italian Singer & Accordion Duo Amore is still available for bookings featuring Riaan Hunter (Baritone) & our Accordion Maestro Stanislav Angelov

Watch this space for a new updated page for our Italian Singer & Accordion Duo.

Nicola Cencherle with his rich tenor voice of a real Italian Singers and Stanislav Angelov with his skillful accordion will transport you to romantic places in Europe.
If you are looking to create Italian or Mediterranean theme Italian Singer & Accordion is the way to go. Having a real Italian Tenor & Bulgarian Accordion player doing, it can not go more authentic than this.

Imagine the Italian Singers at the canals of Venice and sunshine of Napoli, the café’s of Paris and sensuality of Spain.

Nicola Cencherle (Tenor – Italian Singer) – known as Nicky (or Nici) was born in Schio, Italy. He immigrated to South Africa with his parents at an early age.

He began singing lessons at age of 18 with Xandre Haagen at Pretoria University and later with Alessandro Rota. He joined PACOFS at the age of 25. His operatic debut was “Tosca” in the role of Cavaradossi. Later he sang Rodolfo in “La Boheme”, Pinkerton in “Madam Butterfly”, the Duke in “Rigoletto”, Alfredo in “La Traviata”, Polione in “Norma”, Jose in “Carmen” and Riccardo in “Ballo in Maschera”.

Returning to Italy in 1971, Nicky won the Teatro Nuovo Competition in Milano and made his Italian debut in “Lucia de Lammermore”, following with “Il Tabarro”, “L’amico Fritz” and “Simone Boccanegra”. During this time Cape Town Opera brought him back twice to sing in “Lucia di Lammermoor” and “La Traviata”.

After seven years in Italy he returned and joined CAPAB where he was a member of the permanent company for 18 years.

His Italian Singers repertoire varies from Opera, Operetta, Neapolitan & Italian songs to popular Ballads. He is an experienced performer who has sang for Radio Concerts, Film & Television. Nicola has enjoyed a wonderful singing career in and around Cape Town, either as a solo performer or in various ensembles.

Nicky possesses a Lirico-Spinto Tenor Voice of true Italian Singer quality and style.

Stanislav Angelov (Accordion) – for more info about Stanislav click here

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