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Joyce El-Khoury | soprano
Karine Deshayes | mezzo-soprano

Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo
Riccardo Frizza | direction 

The magnificent voices and temperaments of Joyce El-Khoury and Karine Deshayes for an evening devoted to the Queens of bel canto.

Joyce El-Khoury, Karine Deskhayes
Joyce El-Khoury - DR, Karine Deskhayes © Aymeric Giraudel

Programme

BELCANTO QUEENS
Rossini Semiramide, Sinfonia
« Bel raggio lusinghier » (Semiramide)
Donizetti  « E sara in questi orribili …. Vivi ingrato » (Elisabetta)
« Ah, quando all’ara scorgermi » (Maria Stuarda)
« Piangete voi… Al dolce guidami… Coppia iniqua… », Final scene (Anna Bolena)
Roberto Devereux, Sinfonia                                                
« Dio che mi vedi in core », duet (Anna Bolena)

To read

What better repertoire than bel canto to showcase the most beautiful voices? The dazzling virtuosity of the writing of the operas by Rossini, Bellini and Donizetti explains the unfailing popularity of the arias that they imagined to make the performers shine above all else. It is to embody these tragic and resplendent heroines, icons of nineteenth-century Italian masterpieces, that Olga Peretyatko and Karine Deshayes take to the stage tonight for a recital with orchestra alternating arias and mythical duets. While the former, Lebanese-Canadian soprano, accumulates triumphs on the international stages, the latter, a French mezzo-soprano who cannot be ignored, has been excelling for years in the major roles of Rossini (Angelina, Rosina, Elena...).

PRODUCTION Les Grandes Voix

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