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3/13/2015, 19:30

Ildebrando D’Arcangelo


PKF – Prague Philharmonia
Francesco Ciampa
– conductor

World-famous Italian bass-baritone Ildebrando D’Arcangelo, known to audiences as the charismatic Don Giovanni, Count Almaviva or Figaro, returns to Prague after two years! In April 2013, he sang for the sold-out Dvořák Hall in Prague. The audience rewarded his performance and his “rich-i- tone, carrying, well-balanced in all registers, and technically wonderfully-managed bass-baritone, which is capable of a thousand and one expression…“ (Opera plus) with a never-ending applause.

Ildebrando d’Arcangelo is considered one of the most overwhelming voices of his generation. The musicality and the psychological depth of his performances has quickly attracted the attention of conductors such as Riccardo Muti, Claudio Abbado, Riccardo Chailly, Myung-Whun Chung, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Daniele Gatti, Valery Gergiev, Bernard Haitink, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Christopher Hogwood, René Jacobs, Seiji Ozawa, Sir Antonio Pappano and Sir Georg Solti. In 1989 and 1991, he won the “Toti dal Monte” International Competition in Treviso, Italy. He is now a regular guest at La Scala in Milan, Teatro dell’Opera in Rome, the Vienna State Opera, the Metropolitan Opera in New York, the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, London’s Royal Opera House, Opéra Bastille in Paris, the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Deutsche Oper in Berlin, the Bavarian State Opera in Munich, and in Salzburg, Baden-Baden and Maggio Musicale Fiorentino festivals. His extensive repertoire includes works by Bellini, Berlioz, Boito, Donizetti, Handel, Stravinsky, Verdi, Mozart and Rossini. Some of his best performances were published on DVD by Deutsche Grammophon, Decca and Virgin. Recently Ildebrando d’Arcangelo sang in Don Giovanni at the LA Opera, Don Pasquale at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, La Cenerentola and Le nozze di Figaro in Vienna, and in a new production of Don Giovanni at Salzburg Festspiele. His upcoming engagements include Le nozze di Figaro at Staatsoper in Berlin, Don Giovanni in Salzburg and San Francisco, Attila in Bilbao, La Cenerentola and Simon Boccanegra in Vienna, Simon Boccanegra in Barcelona, Il Turco in Italia, Semiramide and Don Giovanni in London.


Giuseppe Verdi

A te l’estremo addio… Il lacerato spirito (Jacopo Fiesco)
Simon Boccangera, Prologue

Vieni, o Levita! – Tu sul labbro de' veggenti (Zaccaria)
Nabucco, Act II

Overture to opera Nabucco

Ella giammai m'amò (Philip II)
Don Carlo, Act III


Overture to opera I vespri siciliani

O tu, Palermo, terra adorata (Giovanni da Procida)
I vespri siciliani, Act II

Infelice!... e tuo credevi... Infin che un brando vindice (Don Ruy Gomez de Silva)
Ernani, Act I

Overture to opera Luisa Miller

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

Project partners

Italský kulturní institut Praha
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