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Euridice opéra séjours culturels
Vérone 10
Arrangement from Thursday 4 to Monday 8 August 2022, 4 nights  Festival
Aida - G. Verdi
Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901) wrote his “Aida” at a politically highly explosive time: Germany and France were on the brink of war (Franco-Prussian War 1870/71), which is why the premiere could not take place until a year later after the scheduled date: Because both the stage sets and the costumes were stuck in the Prussian occupied Paris. The opera had been commissioned by the Egyptian Viceroy Ismail Pasha. However, not, as often wrongly assumed, for the inauguration of the Suez Canal, but for the opening of the new opera house in Cairo in 1871. Aida shows the versatility of this exceptional Italian composer in its entirety: large-scale mass scenes and choruses are juxtaposed with equally intimate, chamber-play-like scenes that reveal a soul drama that is ingenious in every detail. In this respect, the work can certainly be interpreted as a turning point in Verdi’s oeuvre, as it not only focuses on the vocal parts, but also assigns a new and leading role to the orchestra. Verdi received the 150,000 gold francs demanded for his composition, probably the highest honorarium granted to a composer to date. In addition, he demanded his own trumpets for the famous Triumphal March, the so-called Aida trumpets, which had to be commissioned as a special production. Today "Aida" is one of the most successful of the great operas of the 19th century.
Aida - G. Verdi, the 5
Daniel Oren - Franco Zeffirelli
Latonia Moore, Olesya Petrova, Amartuvshin Enkhbat, Jorge de León, Michele Pertusi, Romano dal Zovo
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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 6
Marco Armiliato - Franco Zeffirelli
Lisette Oropesa
Born in New Orleans in 1983, Lisette Oropesa is one of the most sought-after (coloratura) sopranos of her generation. With her extensive repertoire of roles, she is a guest on all the great stages of the world. The soprano with Cuban roots made her debut at the Metropolitan Opera New York, where she shone in the roles of Susanna (Le nozze di Figaro), Gilda (Rigoletto) and Nannetta (Falstaff). After numerous guest engagements in the United States, she has since conquered the European opera stages, from the Teatro Real in Madrid to the Bavarian State Opera in Munich, from the festival stages of the Arena di Verona to the Finnish Savonlinna. The soprano has also received much applause for her brilliant bel canto role of Lucia in Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor, with which she made her house debut at the Royal Opera House in London. At the International Opera Awards 2020 Lisette Oropesa was nominated in the category Female Singer.
Lisette Oropesa,
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,
Ludovic Tézier
Baritone Ludovic Tézier was born on September 10, 1968 in Marseille into a music-loving family. He developed a passion for opera very early on, and for Wagner in particular. Ludovic Tézier joined the Center national des Artistes Lyriques then the Lyric Art School of the Paris Opera. Ludovic Tézier began his career in 1992 on the stage of the Grand Théâtre de Genève, where he performed Pompeo in Berlioz’s Benvenuto Cellini. Speaking four languages, including Russian, Ludovic Tézier approaches with ease the most varied composers: from Mozart to Indy, via Verdi, Massenet or Tchaikovski.
Ludovic Tézier
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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 7
Marco Armiliato - 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, Maria Teresa Leva, Yusif Eyvazov, Ferruccio Furlanetto
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