End 2016 with a delightful concert!

By on December 22, 2016

World artists Emily Magee and Aleksandrs Antonenko is the guest soloist in the Royal Opera’s New Year’s Gala, along with the Royal Opera and the Royal Opera Chorus – all under the direction of conductor Daniele Callegari. New Year’s Eve December 31 at 18.00.

New Year’s Concert takes its color from the passionate Italian 1800-century opera. The first part is dominated by Puccini with music from including Tosca and Madama Butterfly. In the second part, we get to enjoy Verdi with music from including Sicilian evensong, Otello and Aida.

The tenor Aleksandrs Antonenko, who was born in Riga, is a coveted guest at opera by acclaimed performances in Manon Lescaut, Tosca and The Girl from the West. With the title role in Otello, he opened the Met season 2015-2016. Current involvement has been Norma at the Bavarian State Opera, Otello at Barcelona’s Gran Teatre del Liceu and Zurich’s opera house and Pagliacci at the Royal Opera House in London.

The American soprano Emily Magee, who regularly appears at leading opera houses and concert stages, became especially known for her debut at the Metropolitan Opera in 2014 as the Foreign Princess iRusalka, a notion which was also shown in cinemas around the world. Emily Magee has made a name for herself in Richard Strauss and Wagner repertoire, along with roles by the composers such as Puccini, Verdi, Janáček, Britten and others. She has previously appeared in Stockholm with the Strauss Vier letzte Lieder under the direction of Daniel Harding.

To the tune of the Triumphal March from Verdi’s Aida, gets the Italian conductor Daniele Callegari beat the baton to conclude the 2016 at the Royal Opera. Callegari was the musical director of last year’s premiere of the opera La Bohème. He has been principal conductor of the Wexford Opera Festival and has among other things, conducted Verdi’s Il Trovatore at the Metropolitan Opera in New York.

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