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Opening of the Festival

Opening of the Festival

2017 June 5, Monday, 19.00
Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre (A. Vienuolio st. 1), Vilnius
Performers
Soloist ELĪNA GARANČA (mezzo-soprano, Latvia)
Conductor KAREL MARK CHICHON (United Kingdom, Gibraltar)
Programme
Opening of the Festival

PYOTR TCHAIKOVSKY– Waltz from the suite The Swan Lake
PYOTR TCHAIKOVSKY– Joan of Arc aria from the opera The Maid of Orleans
EMĪLS DĀRZIŅŠ –Melancholic Waltz
CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS – Dalila’s aria Mon coeur s’ouvre à ta voix from the opera Samson et Dalila 
GIUSEPPE VERDI – Overture to the opera Les vêpres siciliennes
GIUSEPPE VERDI – Eboli aria O don fatalefrom the opera Don Carlos 

FRANCESCO CILEA –Adriana Lecouvreur’s aria Ecco, respiro appena, Io son l’umile ancella from the opera Adriana Lecouvreur
GAETANO DONIZETTI –Prelude to the I act of the opera La Favorite 
PIETRO MASCAGNI –Santuzza’s aria Voi lo sapete, o mamma from the opera Cavalleria rusticana 
AMILCARE PONCHIELLI – Danze delle ore from the opera La Gioconda 
Three Neapolitan songs: 
STANISLAO GASTALDON – Musica proibita (arranged by K. M. Chichon) 
PAOLO TOSTI –Non t’amo più (arranged by K. M. Chichon)
PAOLO TOSTI –Marechiare

The 21st Vilnius Festival opens with a concert, which will doubtlessly be a significant and memorable event in Lithuania. Our country will host the performance of the opera superstar, Latvian mezzo-soprano Elīna Garanča. Having conquered the world’s main theatres with her exceptionally beautiful voice and outstandingly intelligent musicality, Garanča is internationally recognised as one of today’s leading opera soloists. She will delight Vilnius Festival audience with her performance of arias from operas by Tchaikovsky, Saint-Saëns, Verdi, Cilea and Mascagni as well as Neapolitan songs.

The podium will be graced by Garanča’s spouse Karel Mark Chichon, a British conductor collaborating with New York’s Metropolitan Opera, Wiener Staatsoper, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Bayerisches Staatsoper Munich, Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, Teatro Real Madrid, Gran Teatre del Liceu Barcelona and other world’s leading theatres and orchestras.

Patron – Charity and Support Foundation GERASIS RUONIS

Ticket prices
35, 40, 50, 70, 80, 120 Eur
 
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