Rolando Villazón & Ildar Abdrazakov

11/20/2017, Smetana Hall of the Municipal House, Prague

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Rolando Villazón & Ildar Abdrazakov

Both the Mexican/French tenor Rolando Villazón and the Russian Bass Ildar Abdrazakov have visited Prague within the Nachtigall Artists’ World Opera Stars series several times. In the most recent years, Rolando Villazón paid tributes to Verdi (2013), Mozart (2014), and in 2015 he performed in a joint concert with Cecilia Bartoli in Prague. For a number of years, he’s been enchanting audiences all over the world with his energetic stage presence and great sense of humor which make his operatic creations simply irresistible. He won nine ECHO Klassik awards and he holds the French Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. Several years ago, he started a successful career as an opera director, writer and TV host in Germany, France and the United Kingdom.

Ildar Abdrazakov is one of the most remarkable world singer – basses. Since his debut in La Scala, Milan in 2001, the Russian singer made himself at home at all prestigious opera stages, including the Metropolitan Opera New York, Vienna State Opera, and Bavarian State Opera in Munich. He is also an active concert singer; he performed at BBC Proms, Carnegie Hall, New York, etc. He made is Prague debut in a joint concert with Anna Netrebko, Ekaterina Gubanova, and Aleksandrs Antonenko in 2015, and in a solo recital with Czech National Symphony Orchestra and conductor Marco Armiliato in 2016. Both singers will be accompanied by the Janáček Philharmonic Ostrava, under the baton of the Russian conductor Guerassim Voronkov.

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Program

EMIL NIKOLAUS JOSEPH VON REZNICEK (1860–1945)
Overture to the opera Donna Diana
GIUSEPPE VERDI
(1813–1901)
L’Esule
Rolando Villazón

GIUSEPPE VERDI
Mentre gonfiarsi l’anima parea… Oltre quel limite, t’attendo, o spettro!
(Attila)
Attila, Act I
Ildar Abdrazakov

ARRIGO BOITO (1842–1918)
Giunto sul passo estremo (Faust)
Mefistofele, Epilogue
Rolando Villazón

ARRIGO BOITO
Son lo spirito che nega sempre
(Mefistofele)
Mefistofele, Act I
Ildar Abdrazakov

ARRIGO BOITO
Strano figlio del caos
(Faust & Mefistofele)
Mefistofele, Act I
Rolando Villazón & Ildar Abdrazakov

Interval

REVERIANO SOUTULLO OTERO (1880–1932) & JUAN VERT (1890–1931)
Ya mis horas felices (Germán)
La del Soto del Parral, Act I
Rolando Villazón

SERGEJ RACHMANINOV (1873–1943)
Не пой, красавица, при мне | Do not sing, my beauty

JULES MASSENET (1842–1912)
Le dernier sommeil de la vierge | The last sleep oft he Virgin
La Vierge

STANISLAO GASTALDON (1861–1939)
Musica proibita
Rolando Villazón

LUIGI DENZA (1846–1922)
Occhi di fata | Fairy eyes
Ildar Abdrazakov

AMILCARE PONCHIELLI (1834–1886)
Dance of the Hours
La Gioconda

AGUSTÍN LARA (1897–1970)
Granada
arr. Guerassim Voronkov
Rolando Villazón & Ildar Abdrazakov

FLORIAN HERMANN ((cca 1840–cca 1890)
Очи чёрные | Black eyes
arr. Guerassim Voronkov
Rolando Villazón & Ildar Abdrazakov