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Elīna Garanča  mezzo-soprano

Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz
Karel Mark Chichon  direction

Elīna Garanča, peerless mezzo star of major opera stages, is back for a recital of grand repertoire and Spanish canciones.

Elina Garanca
Elina Garanca © Holger Hage
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Programme

Verdi  Luisa Miller, overture
« Nel giardin del bello », aria from Don Carlo
Puccini  Manon Lescaut, Intermezzo
Cilea  « Ecco, respiro appena... Io son l’umile ancella », aria from Adriana Lecouvreur
Verdi  La Forza del destino, overture
« O don fatale, o don crudel », aria from Don Carlo
Federico Chueca El Bateo, prelude
Grieg  « T’estimo » (arrangement Langley)
Stanislao Gastaldon  « Musica proibita » (arrangement Chichon)
Von Suppè  Leitche Kavallerie, overture
Rosenta Mato / Castelao  «Lela» 
Carlos Gardel  « El dia que me quieras »
Geronimo Giménez  « La boda de Luis Alonso », Intermezzo
Pablo Sarozabal  « No puede ser ! », La Tabernera del puerto

Approximate running time
1st part: 35mn - Intermission: 20mn - 2nd part: 40mn

Her velvety timbre and engagingly natural style have made her a peerless mezzo on major opera stages worldwide for the last decade. We first saw her here as a young singer playing Angelina in the production of La Cenerentola directed by Irina Brook. Since then, this Latvian singer’s career has progressed apace and she has tackled more dramatic roles, most recently as Dido in Les Troyens and Eboli in Don Carlos in Paris, as well as a dazzling Delilah with Roberto Alagna at the Metropolitan in New York. However, this artist from colder climes has never hidden her attraction to Spanish repertoire, which she often sings in the second half of her recitals, as is the case here with a programme of great Italian 19th century arias combined with canciones and zarzuelas. An evening which certainly promises to take us on a journey.

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