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Vérone 7
Arrangement from Wednesday 4 to Sunday 8 August 2021, 4 nights  Festival
Turandot - G. Puccini
When Giacomo Puccini died in Brussels in November 1924 as a result of cancer, his composition of "Turandot" was still unfinished. The composer Franco Alfano (1876-1954) was then commissioned to complete the opera. At the premiere at the Teatro alla Scala, the work was performed as a homage to Puccini only up to Liù’s death aria. The conductor Arturo Toscanini addressed the audience at this point: "Here the opera ends, because this is where the master died". "Turandot" can be regarded as the culmination of Puccini’s creative output, since it perfectly combines all four elements that characterize his incomparable style: The slave Liù symbolizes the lyrical-sentimental element, the pair Turandot/Kalaf the heroic, while the three courtiers stand for the comic-grotesque. The exotic element is achieved by using authentic Chinese sages and pentatonic motifs. Compared to his other works, "Turandot" has greater echoes of contemporary musical trends, as well as dissonances, polytonal effects and, for the traditionally trained listener, irritating effects in singing and orchestration, making it - compared to his earlier operas - long less popular with the audience. In the meantime, however, Puccini’s last work has established itself on the opera stages. In it, his life’s work is bundled and gives room for speculation as to what the composer’s further musical development might have been like.
Turandot - G. Puccini, the 5
Jader Bignamini - Franco Zeffirelli
Anna Netrebko
Anna Netrebko, born in 1971 in Krasnodar, Russia, studied singing at the St. Petersburg Conservatory and with Renata Scotto. She is considered to be the best and most famous soprano of our time - at the beginning of her career also as a pop star of the classical music scene, although she dedicates herself exclusively to classical music. Her performances are all a (media) event and always completely sold out. Anna Netrebko is a regular guest at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, the San Francisco Opera, the Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Royal Opera House Covent Garden in London, the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, the Opéra national de Paris, the Vienna and Berlin State Operas and at the Zurich Opera House and the Salzburg Festival. There she celebrated her final international breakthrough in 2002 as Donna Anna in Don Giovanni under the direction of Nikolaus Harnoncourt. Her repertoire includes roles such as Violetta Valéry (La traviata), Maddalena di Coigny (Andrea Chénier), Lady Macbeth (Macbeth), Leonora (Il trovatore), Tatjana (Eugen Onegin), Elsa (Lohengrin) as well as the title roles in Tosca, Aida, Lucia di Lammermoor, Adriana Lecouvreur and Manon Lescaut. Numerous DVDs and CDs prove her enormous popularity and charisma as a gifted singer. Her song recitals and performances are experienced by critics and audiences alike as great moments and are greeted with frenetic applause. In 2006 she was also granted Austrian citizenship. Anna Netrebko has a son from the partnership with the bass baritone Erwin Schrott and is currently married to the tenor Yusif Eyvazov.
Anna Netrebko, Ruth Iniesta, Yusif Eyvazov, Riccardo Fassi
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Nabucco - G. Verdi, the 6
Daniel Oren - Arnaud Bernard
Anna Pirozzi, Annalisa Stroppa, Luca Salsi, Samuele Simoncini
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La Traviata - G. Verdi
The last piece of the so-called trilogia popolare is a work of complete inner life and is rightly regarded as one of the masterpieces unsurpassed in the Romantic genre. Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901) used the famous novel “La dame aux camélias” by the French writer Alexandre Dumas as his literary model; only the names of the protagonists were changed. Although the opera was a great success from a musical point of view, at the same time the moral, overly permissive and liberal attitude of the work was criticized. With the “traviata” (= the Fallen woman) Verdi drew a highly sensitive main character on whom his whole attention is focused - like a psychological study of human nature with all its vices, hardships and desires, but also the ability to renounce for the sake of loved ones. From the first note there is a suggestion of a soul drama that begins with an intimate prelude instead of the usual overture in the classical style. As an autobiographical element, the theme certainly includes the fact that Verdi’s partner Giuseppina Strepponi suffered from a serious illness and that Verdi, who had lost his first wife at an early age, also feared for her life. In addition, the composer’s relationship with Strepponi caused him slander, so that he used this theme artistically in the figure of his father, Germont, who was a well-behaved man. The premiere in 1853 at the Teatro La Fenice turned out to be a farce due to several factors. On the one hand, certainly because Verdi held up an unwanted mirror to Italian society with this subject, on the other hand because of the vocal deficits of the interpreters. One year later, however, also in Venice and only slightly modified, the worldwide, unbroken triumph of “La traviata” began. Today the tragic love story around the courtesan Violetta is the most popular opera of Verdi and one of the most frequently performed works ever.
La Traviata - G. Verdi, the 7
Francesco Ivan Ciampa - Franco Zeffirelli
Sonya Yoncheva
Sonya Yoncheva has been at home on the international opera stages for over ten years. Born in Bulgaria in 1981, the soprano first studied voice and piano in her hometown of Plovdiv before switching to the Geneva Conservatory for her master’s degree. In 2010, Yoncheva won the "Operalia" competition, further awards such as the ECHO Klassik in the category Newcomer of the Year (2015) as well as the Reader’s Prize of "The International Opera Awards" (2019), followed. Her engagements have taken the soprano to all the renowned houses of our time: the Metropolitan Opera in New York, the Royal Opera House in London, the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, the Bavarian State Opera in Munich, the Berlin and Vienna State Operas, and the Opéra de Paris, to name but a few. Her multifaceted repertoire spans works from almost all eras - this demands a great deal of flexibility from the voice, but that is precisely the singer’s main secret, as she revealed in an interview with Oper! magazine. Among others, the soprano shone in the title roles in "Tosca", "Alcina", "L`incoronazione di Poppea", as well as Mimi ("La bohème"), Marguerite ("Faust") or Violetta ("La traviata"). In addition to her stage activities, Sonya Yoncheva has released three successful solo albums exclusively on Sony Classical: "Paris, mon amour" (2015), "Händel" (2017) and "The Verdi Album" (2018).
Sonya Yoncheva,
Vittorio Grigolo
The tenor Vittorio Grigolo was born on February 19, 1977 in Arezzo, Tuscany, and grew up in Rome in a family of music lovers. He discovered a passion for music at the age of 4, then joined the Sistine Chapel Choir at the age of 9, where he remained there for four years as a soloist. Vittorio Grigolo made his opera debut at 13 as Little Shepherd in Tosca at the Rome Opera House, opposite Pavarotti. From then on, he was nicknamed Il Pavarottino (the Little Pavarotti) by the Italian press. Vittorio Grigolo joined the Vienna Opera at the age of 18 before becoming the youngest singer debuting on the stage at La Scala in Milan at 23 for two concerts conducted by Riccardo Muti. Attached to his roots, Vittorio Grigolo distinguished himself in various Verdian roles and having studied at a French college, the tenor developed a great interest in French romantic opera.
Vittorio Grigolo, George Petean
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Tour price Vérone 7
 
Price per person in double room
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140-190 €
Due Torri *****
2 520 €
170-220 €
Accademia ****
1 990 €
190-240 €
The tour price per person includes
Private transfers airport-hotel-airport.
Double room accommodation including breakfast.
Very good show seats.
Repatriation assistance (for residents of western Europe only).
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