10/9/2019, 7.30 pm, Smetana Hall of the Municipal House, Prague
Dearest fans and concert goers,
It is our very sad duty to inform you that the American soprano Nadine Sierra cancelled her performance in Prague due to personal reasons. The gala with the starry guest was to take place on 9th October 2019 at the Smetana Hall, along with the Prague Symphony Orchestra and Robert Tuohy, conductor. Tenor Xabier Anduaga and bass-baritone Boris Prýgl were going to guest-star the concert.
Naturally, we will reimburse those of you who already purchased tickets to this concert. You second option is changing your existing tickets to tickets to one of our other concert in the fall: “Two Tenors” on 3rd November 2019 or the excellent Pretty Yende – 20th November 2019.
To make up for this loss, we are still planning to bring the very talented Rossini-tenor Xabier Anduaga from Spain; he will put together a recital and perform in at the New Town City Hall on the day of the Nadine Sierra cancelled concert. Xabier will take part at this year’s Operalia (taking place in Prague), and we are certain his voice will be heard in the future. Boris Prýgl will sing at our Christmas concert on 20th December 2019.
The Spanish tenor Xabier Anduaga and Czech bass-baritone Boris Prýgl will join the starry American soprano Nadine Sierra at her Prague concert. Nadine Sierra is considered one of today’s most talented opera singers. In 2017, she received the Richard Tucker Award. In 2018, the Metropolitan Opera New York awarded her with the Beverly Sills Artist Award, following her sensational debut at the Met in one her signature roles: “Nadine Sierra makes a beguiling Met debut as Gilda in Rigoletto.” (New York Classical Review, 3. 12. 2015). Following other successful debuts at La Scala Milan, Paris National Opera and State Opera Berlin, Nadine became a sought-after artists all around the world. In 2018, Deutsche Gramophone/Universal Music labels released her debut CD There’s a Place for Us. She made her Prague debut at a Nachtigall Artists Gala on 3rd December 2018 alongside the tenor Petr Nekoranec.
The 23-years-old Spanish tenor Xabier Anduaga made his stage debut at Accademia Rossiniana Alberto Zedda within the frame of the 2016 Rossini Festival in Pesaro, in the role of Belfiore (Il Viaggio a Reims). He has returned to this festival as Ramiro (La Cenerentola), Adraste (Le Siège de Corinthe), Ernesto (Ricciardo e Zoraide), etc. He has also performed these, and other roles of the Bel Canto repertoire, at Théâtre des Champs Elysées, Paris, in Ancona, Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, at the Donizetti Festival in Bergamo, etc.
The Czech bass-baritone Boris Prýgl will become a soloist of the Bavarian State Opera in Munich as of the 2019/20 season. He is currently a member of the Bavarian State Opera. In July 2017, he was a finalist of the prestigious international singing competition Belvedere, which took place in Moscow Helikon Opera, and he was also a finalist of the most famous singing competition: Plácido Domingo’s Operalia (Astana, Kazakhstan), where he received the Birgit Nilsson Award as well as the Plácido Domingo Award. He is a guest soloist of the Slovak National Theatre Bratislava, National Theatre Brno, etc.