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concert Maria Bayankina, Marcelo Álvarez, and Ambrogio Maestri perform opera arias — With James Baillieu Verbier Festival 2021

Verbier Festival 2021

Maria Bayankina, Marcelo Álvarez, and Ambrogio Maestri perform opera arias — With James Baillieu Verbier Festival 2021


Live from the Salle des Combins, the 2021 Verbier Festival continues with three of the biggest stars of the opera stage, plus pianist and expert vocal accompanist James Baillieu! Superb soprano Maria Bayankina, celebrated tenor Marcelo Álvarez, and baritone Ambrogio Maestri—one of today's most acclaimed Verdi interpreters—perform a selection of beloved opera arias, including some of the works that helped launch them to stardom. Maestri sings excerpts from Donizetti's L'Elisir d'amore and from La Traviata—alongside the brilliant Bayankina, recently much-lauded Violetta at the Mariinsky Theatre—while Álvarez interprets selections from Puccini's Tosca as well as Le Cid by Massenet, a composer whose work he knows profoundly, having played the Chevalier des Grieux in Manon and the titular role in Werther.

Photo: Maria Bayankina © Oxana Ivleva

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  • Maria Bayankina | Soprano
  • Marcelo Álvarez | Tenor
  • Ambrogio Maestri | Baritone
  • James Baillieu | Pianist


  • Richard Wagner, Tannhäuser, WWV 70
    • II, 1: "Dich, teure Halle"
  • Jules Massenet, Le Cid
    • « Ô Souverain, ô juge, ô père »
  • Umberto Giordano, Andrea Chénier
    • III: Nemico della patria?
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, The Queen of Spades, Op. 68
    • "Oh! I am weary and worn"
  • Francesco Cilea, L'Arlesiana
    • "É la solita storia"
  • Giuseppe Verdi, La Traviata
    • II: "Madamigella Valery"
  • Giacomo Puccini, Tosca
    • III: "E lucevan le stelle"
  • Gaetano Donizetti, L'Elisir d'amore
    • I: "Udite, udite, o rustici"
  • Giacomo Puccini, Madama Butterfly
    • II: "Un bel dì vedremo"
  • Giuseppe Verdi, La forza del destino
    • IV: "Invano Alvaro..."
  • Franz Lehár, Giuditta
    • "Meine Lippen, sie küssen so heiß"
  • ​Francesco Paolo Tosti, L’ultima canzone
  • Pablo Sorozábal, La Tabernera del puerto
    • II: "No puede ser"
  • Giuseppe Verdi, La Traviata
    • I: "Libiamo, ne' lieti calici"


  • Directed by:
    • Christian Leblé
  • Venue: Salle des Combins (Verbier, Switzerland)
  • Broadcast date: July 20, 2021, 7 p.m.
  • Production date: 2021
  • Replay available until: October 20, 2021
  • Production: © Idéale Audience
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