12/19/2021, 7:00 p.m.

Christmas Singing with Zuzana Marková

Zuzana Marková – soprano
Lukáš Klánský – piano

Guests:
Emma Balunová – soprano
Vojtěch Pelka – countertenor
Ahmad Hedar - piano

We cordially invite you to the traditional Christmas concert of the Association of Friends of Musical Talents. This time, the excellent Czech soprano Zuzana Marková will be the star of the evening. This is the same soprano of whom a local critic has stated that she is the only Czech soprano "able to ignite an Italian fire". Marková's repertoire really revolves mainly around Italian operas: in the world competition she managed to establish herself as Gilda, Violetta, or Lucia di Lammermoor. She is a sought-after star in most Italian theaters (Venice, Florence, Genoa, Rome, Palermo, Naples, Turin), loved by audiences at the Paris Opera, the Vienna State Opera, the Berlin State Opera and Los Angeles.

While Zuzana belongs to the young generation of opera "stars”, she, along with her husband conductor Giacomo Sagripanti, also dedicate their time and energy to supporting the youngest opera talents. At this concert, she will introduce two young students of Deyl's Conservatory to whom she is a great role model. Soprano Emma Balunová and countertenor Vojtěch Pelka will make their debuts that evening. Other students will support their mates in the audience. Lukáš Klánský, one of the greatest Czech pianists of his generation, and Ahmad Hedar, a sought-after accompanist and winner of the prize for excellent piano accompaniment at the Antonín Dvořák International Singing Competition in Karlovy Vary, will be the pianists of the evening.

Program

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART (1756-1791)
Misera, dove son... Ah! Non son io che parlo / Já ubohá... Ach! Nejsem to já, kdo mluví (KV 369)
Vojtěch Pelka, Ahmad Hedar

Venite inginocchiatevi / Pojď, poklekni (Zuzanka)
Le nozze di Figaro / Figarova svatba, 2. dějství
Emma Balunová, Ahmad Hedar

Ah! Perdona al primo affetto / Ach, odpusťte první nával citů ( Servilia, Annius)
La clemenza di Tito, 1. dějství
Emma Balunová, Voltěch Pelka a Ahmad Hedar

VINCENZO BELLINI (1801–1835)
Eccomi in lieta vesta… Oh, quante volte ti chiedo / Stojím tu, v krásných šatech... Ach, jak často se ptám (Giulietta)
I Capuleti e i Montecchi / Kapuleti a Montekové, 1. dějství

GAETANO DONIZETTI (1797–1848)
Ah, tardai troppo – O luce di quest’anima / Ach, přišla jsem pozdě... Ó světlo této duše (Linda)
Linda di Chamounix, 1. dějství

FRYDERYK CHOPIN (1810–1849)
Nocturno Des dur, op. 27, č. 2

GAETANO DONIZETTI
Della crudele Isotta / Kruté Isoldy půvaby (Adina)
L’elisir d’amore / Nápoj lásky, 1. dějství

FRYDERYK CHOPIN
Nocturno Es dur, op. 9, č. 2

VINCENZO BELLINI
Ah! Non credea mirarti – Ah! Non giunge / Ach! Nevěřila jsem – Ach! Nepřichází (Amina)
La sonnambula / Náměsíčná, 2. dějství

Project partners

Hlavní město Praha
Pramacom
Nadace ČEZ
ČEPS
Ticketstream
Akontext
Alchymist Grand Hotel & Spa
Opera Plus
Klasika Plus
Ministerstvo kultury
Novoměstská radnice