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concert Kristine Opolais sings famous Italian opera arias Latvian National Opera

Latvian National Opera

Kristine Opolais sings famous Italian opera arias Latvian National Opera

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Critics celebrate her, audiences adore her: Metropolitan Opera star Kristine Opolais is without a doubt a “prima donna” in the best sense. As soloist in this concert at the Latvian National Opera she shines once more, accompanied by the Latvian National Symphonic Orchestra under the baton of the talented maestro Sesto Quatrini.

Verdi, Puccini, Mascagni, Saint-Saëns, Boito, Catalani… the inspiration for this concert program is essentially italian. Opolais’s performances of some of these arias launched her career, while others are new additions to her repertoire perfectly suited her dark and luxurious soprano timbre. Join her for a breathtaking concert of romantic Italian arias in a truly top-notch performance!

Cast

  • The Latvian National Symphony Orchestra
  • Sesto Quatrini

Program

  • Giuseppe Verdi, Luisa Miller
    • Overture
  • Giuseppe Verdi, Otello
    • IV: "Mia madre aveva una povera ancella"
    • IV: "Piangea cantando nell'erma landa..."
    • IV: "Ave Maria, piena di grazia"
  • Giuseppe Verdi, Aida
    • I, 1: "Ritorna vincitor! – L’insana parola"
  • Giuseppe Verdi, La forza del destino
    • Overture
  • Alfredo Catalani, La Wally
  • Pietro Mascagni, L'amico Fritz
    • Intermezzo
  • Arrigo Boito, Mefistofele
    • Act III
  • Giacomo Puccini, Madama Butterfly
    • II: "Un bel dì vedremo"
  • Giacomo Puccini, Manon Lescaut
    • Intermezzo
    • IV: "Sola, perduta, abbandonata"
  • Camille Saint-Saëns, Samson and Delilah
    • III: Bacchanale
  • Giacomo Puccini, Madama Butterfly
  • Giacomo Puccini, Gianni Schicchi
    • "O mio babbino caro" (Lauretta)

Details

  • Directed by:
    • Zita Kaminska
  • Venue: The Latvian National Opera (Riga)
  • Production date: 2017
  • Duration: 1 h 39 min
  • Production: © Latvian Television
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