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9/19/2022, 19:00

Elīna GarančaOpera gala

The world-famous Latvian mezzo-soprano Elīna Garanča first performed with us in 2007. She keeps returning to the Czech Republic with her husband, conductor Karel Marek Chichon – to Prague at the invitation of Nachtigall Artists in 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2016, in 2014 both the artists also performed at the Haná Opera House in Olomouc.

"Thanks to her talent, Elīna Garanča would become a star in every century" (Opera News). Elīna Garanča is a regular guest at prestigious opera houses, including the New York Metropolitan Opera, Covent Garden in London, the Munich Bavarian State Opera, and the Vienna State Opera as well as festivals in Salzburg and Baden-Baden. Since 2005, she has been recording exclusively for Deutsche Grammophon. Her profile role is Bizet's Carmen, in which she has performed repeatedly in many opera houses including the Metropolitan Opera in New York; the performance on 16th January 2010 was broadcasted in the "Live in HD" series and became one of MET's most successful broadcasts.

Karel Mark Chichon, whom the New York Times called the "genius of the baton", is considered one of the most inspiring conductors of today. In June 2012, Queen Elizabeth II of England awarded the Order of the British Empire. From 2011 to 2007, he was chief conductor of the Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern; since the 2017/18 season he has headed the Orquesta Filarmónica de Gran Canaria, his contract was extended until 2023. He is also intensively involved in opera, conducting at the Vienna State Opera, the German Opera in Berlin, the Bavarian State Opera in Munich, and the Metropolitan Opera in New York, etc.


GIUSEPPE VERDI (1813–1901)
Overture to the opera Luisa Miller

Voi lo sapete, o mamma (Santuzza)
from Cavalleria rusticana

JULES MASSENET (1842–1912)
Meditation from Thaïs

HECTOR BERLIOZ (1803–1869)
D’amour l’ardente flamme
from La damnation de Faust, Op. 24

GEORGES BIZET (1838–1875)
Menuet & Farandole
from L'Arlésienne Suite No. 2

Acerba voluttà… o vagabonda stella (Princess de Bouillon)
from Adriana Lecouvreur

Overture to the opera Ruslan and Lyudmila

1. Farewell, you native hills and fields (Joan of Arc)
from The Maid of Orleans
2. Valse from the ballet Swan Lake

arr. Juan Duran

from the zarzuela El bateo

Musica proibita
arr. Karel Mark Chichon

SIR PAOLO TOSTI (1846–1916)
1. Non t´amo più
2. Marechiare
arr. Karel Mark Chichon

Program is subject to change

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General partner
of the concert series

Benzina ORLEN

Main partner
of the concert series

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