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Euridice opéra séjours culturels
Salzbourg 32
Arrangement from Monday 22 to Friday 26 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 23, Réédition
Alain Altinoglu - Shirin Neshat
Elena Stikhina
Soprano Elena Stikhina (*1986) is one of the outstanding young artists of our time and has already caused an international sensation in her field: after winning the prestigious Operalia Singing Competition in 2016 – an award that in the past has already been the career springboard for many glorious artists of our times – performances at the Opéra de Paris, the Deutsche Oper Berlin as well as the Staatsoper Unter den Linden and the Dresden Semperoper soon followed. In the 2018/2019 season, Stikhina made her successful debuts in the U.S., both at New York’s Metropolitan Opera, where she gave the title role in Giacomo Puccini’s ´Suor Angelica`, and as ´Tosca` at Boston Lyric Opera. In the summer of 2019, the Russian-born singer gave her much acclaimed premiere at the Salzburg Festival with the role of Medee – standing in for Sonya Yoncheva. With this, at the latest, Stikhina is about to establish herself from an outstanding young artist to one of the future big stars in the musical sky.
Elena Stikhina, Anita Rachvelishvili, Luca Salsi,
Piotr Beczala
Born in 1966 in Czechowice-Dziedzice, Poland, tenor Piotr Beczała’s elegant, yet powerful vocal delivery has thrilled audiences on opera and concert stages around the world. His engagements have taken the opera singer to all the major houses, including Berlin, Munich, Milan, New York, Salzburg, Vienna and Zurich. In the summer of 2018, after only a few weeks of rehearsals, Beczała made his acclaimed debut on the Green Hill at the Bayreuth Festival, where he took over at short notice for Roberto Alagna in the role of Lohengrin. Beczała’s extensive repertoire continues to include the title roles in the operas Werther, Roméo et Juliette, Faust and Les Contes d’Hoffmanns, as well as the roles of Il Duca di Mantova (Rigoletto), Rodolfo (La bohème), Sir Edgardo di Ravenswood (Lucia di Lammermoor), Lenski (Eugene Onegin), Tamino (The Magic Flute), Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni) and Alfredo (La traviata). Beczała is one of the leading tenors of our time, performing alongside renowned top orchestras, conductors and notable stage partners, including Placido Domingo, Sir Elliott Gardiner, Fabio Luisi, Riccardo Muti, Christian Thielemann, Diana Damrau as well as Anna Netrebko.
Piotr Beczala,
Erwin Schrott
Born in Montevideo, Uruguay, in 1972, bass-baritone Erwin Schrott is one of the leading Mozart interpreters of our time. In 1998 he won the singing competition "Operalia" and began his international stage career. His leading roles include Don Giovanni, Figaro and Leporello (Don Giovanni) - with which he made his celebrated debut at the Salzburg Summer Festival in 2008. His other repertoire includes the role of Escamillo (Carmen), Dulcamara (L’Elisir d’amore), Procida (Les Vêpres siciliennes), Banquo (Macbeth), Méphistophélès (Faust) and the title role of Attila. In addition to opera productions, Schrott also performs in concert. His performance at Berlin’s Waldbühne in summer 2012 together with (his then partner) Anna Netrebko and Jonas Kaufmann caused quite a stir and was broadcast live in 20 countries. Further engagements have taken Schrott to many of the great houses of our time, including the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, the Metropolitan Opera in New York, the Vienna State Opera or the London Royal Opera House at Covent Garden or the Bavarian State Opera.
Erwin Schrott, Roberto Tagliavini
Grosses Festspielhaus
Die Zauberflöte - W. A. Mozart
W. A. Mozart (1756-1791) created a piece of music history with this unique stage work, which since its premiere in September 1791 has become one of the most popular and most performed operas worldwide. When the theater and bon vivant Emanuel Schickaneder approached the financially and psychologically troubled composer in 1790 and presented him with a fairy-tale libretto, Mozart was immediately taken with it and added the masonic ideals and rites that were fashionable at the time. These gave the “Magic Flute” a completely different meaning and transformed the piece from a colorful magic pose into an almost testamentary appeal to humanity - entirely in the style of the spirit of the Viennese Classicism. Musically, this great German opera or Singspiel unites different styles such as opera seria, opera buffa and tragédie lyrique. Mozart’s genius united the French romance, the Italian aria and the German Lied to a fascinating kaleidoscope that inspires young and old alike. Popular arias from the "Magic Flute" such as “The Birdcatcher I am”, “Hell’s Revenge is boiling in my Heart”, or “This Portrait is Enchantingly Beautiful” are easily accessible to everyone. Goethe attested that this music alone would have provided a worthy accompaniment to his Faust.
Die Zauberflöte - W. A. Mozart, the 24, Réédition
Joana Mallwitz - Lydia Steier
Regula Mühlemann, Brenda Rae, Maria Nazarova,
Mauro Peter
Born in scenic and music-loving Lucerne, Mauro Peter (1987*) is at home in the lyric tenor repertoire. As a child he sang with the Lucerne Boys’ Choir and began his studies at the Hochschule für Musik in Munich in 2008. In 2012 Peter won the Robert Schumann Competition for himself and in the same year made his debuts at the Schubertiade and as part of the Young Singers Project at the Salzburg Festival. Since then he has returned regularly to the Festival stages. In addition to his permanent position at the Zurich Opera House, his tours in the following years have taken him to the Vienna Musikverein, the Munich Philharmonic, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam as well as the Pierre Boulez Saal and the Konzerthaus in Berlin. Mauro Peter’s extensive repertoire includes both intimate lied singing and grand opera. The Swiss tenor has already worked with the great conductors Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Zubin Mehta, Fabio Luisi, Gustavo Dudamel, Iván Fischer, John Eliot Gardiner and Teodor Currentzis. In lieder, Peter performs with the pianist Helmut Deutsch.
Mauro Peter, Tareq Nazmi, Michael Nagl
Haus für Mozart
Lucia di Lammermoor - G. Donizetti
In Gaetano Donizetti’s (1797-1848) three-act bel canto opera "Lucia di Lammermoor", a bloodthirsty family feud marked by revenge as a dark plot is contrasted with sophisticated coloratura arias full of fragile beauty. The most famous aria and at the same time the climax of the work is the so-called aria "Il dolce suono" from the "mad scene": here Lucia, who shortly before stabbed her newly-wedded husband to free herself from the marriage fraudulently arranged by her brother, fantasizes about giving herself up in thoughts of her true love Edgardo - the family’s archrival. Donizetti composed "Lucia di Lammermoor" in 1835 in only a few weeks. The Italian composer used the libretto of Salvadore Cammarano based on the novel "The Bride of Lammermoor" by Walter Scott as the model for the opera, which was premiered at the Teatro San Carlo in Naples. The opera premiere was a great success and four years later a French version was to be premiered in Paris. Lucia di Lammermoor is still one of Donizetti’s most popular stage works. Recent stars in the role of Lucia include Diana Damrau, Anna Netrebko, Pretty Yende and Lisette Oropesa.
Lucia di Lammermoor - G. Donizetti, the 25, version de concert
Daniele Rustioni
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,
Benjamin Bernheim
Born in Paris in 1985, Benjamin Bernheim is a lyric tenor whose debut album was released by Deutsche Grammophon in 2019 and has since been followed by a second in 2022. Bernheim is considered an outstanding interpreter of the Italian and French repertoire. After completing his studies, he was accepted into the Zurich Opera Studio. In 2012 he made his debut at the Salzburg Festival, after which he also appeared at the Whitsun Festival in Salzburg. Striking stations in his burgeoning career included the Semperoper Dresden, the Zurich Opera House, the Vienna State Opera, the Royal Opera House and the Teatro alla Scala. In 2019, the young artist made his acclaimed role debut as Duca in “Rigoletto” at the Bavarian State Opera, after causing a sensation as Alfredo in a sensational production of “La Traviata” at the Opéra de Paris with his stage partner Pretty Yende as Violetta. Don’t miss this enchanting voice and make your own impression of this brilliant tenor to whom the future belongs!
Benjamin Bernheim,
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, Roberto Tagliavini
Grosses Festspielhaus
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