Anna Netrebko


Anna Netrebko – A Quartet of Great Voices

Smetana Hall / Municipal House,


Prague Proms brings the brightest stars to the capital and 2015 is no exception. This year the organisers have teamed up with Nachtigall Artists for an event which is sure to leave even the most discerning of listeners suitably impressed  an  exceptional vocal quartetwith a starry “front-woman” – soprano Anna Netrebko. Other famous singers will be her stage partners in arias, duets and ensembles from Italian operas: Ekaterina Gubanova – mezzo-soprano, Aleksandrs Antonenko – tenor, and Ildar Abdrazakov – basso. The singers will be accompanied by the Czech National Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Marco Armiliato.

Anna Netrebko

 

The phenomenal Russian soprano Anna Netrebko has no equal competition in her field. Since her triumphant debut at Salzburg Festival in 2002, she regularly appears at all front opera houses in the world. The most famous opera house, the Met, hosted the soprano in fifteen opera productions, including three season-openings and ten Live in HD broadcasts! On 23rd November 2012, Anna Netrebko made her long-awaited Prague debut; per Nachtigall Artists invitation, she included Prague on her European Tour with P. I. Tchaikovsky’s opera Iolanta.

Ekaterina Gubanova

 

Russian mezzo-soprano Ekaterina Gubanova caught international attention in 2005 with her portrayal of Brangäne (Wagner: Tristan und Isolde) at Opéra National de Paris. In 2007, she made her debut at the Met in Offenbach’s Les contes d’Hoffmann, alongside Anna Netrebko (HD broadcast on 19th December 2009); she was also cast in Donizetti’s Anna Bolena (HD broadcast on 15th October 2011). Met production of this opera brought together two more artists who will take part at the concert in Prague: Russian basso Ildar Abdrazakov (in role of Enrico, or Henry VIII), and conductor Marco Armiliato.

Ildar Abdrazakov


Ildar Abdrazakov is a permanent guest-artist of the Met since his debut in 2004. So far, he performed in thirteen opera productions; his last performance of Carmen brought his Escamillo together with Don José of Aleksandrs Antonenko (HD broadcast on 1st November 2014).

Aleksandrs Antonenko

 

Born in Riga, Latvian tenor Aleksandrs Antonenko made his Met debut as the Prince in Dvořák’s Rusalka (9th March 2009). His other engagements at the Met included Grigoriy in Musorgsky’s Boris Godunov (HD broadcast 23rd October 2010) and future engagements include Verdi’s Otello (September 2015). 

The charismatic Italian conductor Marco Armiliato has conducted over 360 performances at the Met since his debut in 1998. He ranks among the most established and most occupied opera conductors. His 2014/2015 season includes the following engagements:  Metropolitan Opera (Aida and La traviata), Opernhaus Zürich (La fanciulla del West and La traviata), Vienna State Opera (Tosca, Andrea Chénier, L’elisir d’amore and Don Carlo), and Deutsche Oper Berlin (Faust).

Programme

  • Giuseppe Verdi
    Triumphal March & Ballabile
    Aida, Act II
  • Ruggero Leoncavallo                 
    Recitar!... Vesti la giubba (Canio)
    I pagliacci, Act I
  • Francesco Cilea                
    Acerba voluttà (Princess de Bouillon)
    Adriana Lecouvreur, Act II
  • Jacques Offenbach                
    Belle nuit, ô nuit d’amour (Nicklausse & Giulietta)
    Barcarolle, Le contes d’Hoffmann
  • Giacomo Puccini
    Manon Lescaut, Intermezzo
  • Giuseppe Verdi
    Mentre gonfiarsi l’anima parea… Oltre quel limite, t’attendo, o spettro! (Attila)
    Attila, Act I
  • Giuseppe Verdi                 
    Qui Radamès verrà!... O patria mia (Aida)
    Aida, Act III
  • Giuseppe Verdi                  
    L’aborrita rivale a me sfuggia... Già i Sacerdoti adunansi (Amneris & Radamès)
    Aida, Act IV

    Intermission

  • Giuseppe Verdi                  
    I vespri siciliani, Overture
  • Giuseppe Verdi                  
    Dio! Mi potevi scagliar (Otello)
    Otello, Act III
  • Giacomo Puccini                 
    In questa reggia (Turandot)
    Turandot, Act II
  • Giuseppe Verdi
    Infelice!... e tuo credevi... Infin che un brando vindice (Don Ruy Gomez de Silva)
    Ernani, Act I
  • Pietro Mascagni
    Cavalleria rusticana, Intermezzo
  • Pietro Mascagni
    Voi lo sapete, o mamma (Santuzza)
    Cavalleria rusticana
  • Giuseppe Verdi                  
    Qui posa il fianco!... Qual voluttà trascorrere (Giselda, Oronte & Pagano)
    I Lombardi alla prima crociata, Act III  

 

 

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