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Concert of opera arias

José Cura, tenor and conductor
Elvira Hasanagić, soprano
Monika Bohinec, mezzo-soprano
Simon Krečič, conductor
SNG Maribor Symphony Orchestra

4. February 2019, 19.00
Union Hall, Grand Hotel Union
59, 49, 25 €

Tickets are also available at the Križanke Box Office, Petrol service stations and Eventim. 

 An irresistible charisma of José Cura!

* The world’s greatest romantic arias

* José Cura will perform as a singer and conductor

* On the concert platform he will be joined by soprano Elvira Hasanagić and mezzo-soprano Monika Bohinec

* Soloists will perform with SNG Maribor Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Simon Krečič as well

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On 4 February the famous Argentine tenor José Cura, a multiple award winner who is known for his remarkable concert performances and intense interpretations of operatic roles, particularly those of Verdi, will appear with the SNG Maribor Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Simon Krečič. His voice is a distinctive bold and bright tenor with tints of dark baritone that has brought him international fame. He says that for him to choose an operatic role it must be believable and he has to be able to relate it to everyday life. He likes characters with passions and worries, characters with flaws. After studying composition and conducting in his hometown, Rosario, he moved to Buenos Aires and honed his skills at the Teatro Colón. In 2007 he designed and directed La Commedia è finita, a re-imagining of Leoncavallo’s opera Pagliacci, in his first creative experience of this kind. In 2015 he was appointed artist in residence of the Prague Symphony Orchestra. That same year he received the Sarmiento Prize for artistic achievements in his native Argentina.

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José Cura will be joined on the concert platform by two internationally acclaimed female soloists. Elvira Hasanagić, one of the finest sopranos in Slovenia and indeed Europe, has won prizes at numerous international competitions. In 2017 the city of Dresden, in conjunction with a German association created to support opera singers, proclaimed her Young Artist of the Year. Since the very start of her professional singing career, she has been hailed by critics as one of the most promising new voices on the opera scene. The outstanding Slovene mezzo-soprano Monika Bohinec, currently a soloist at the Wiener Staatsoper, has appeared in major concert halls around the world, including the Musikverein and Konzerthaus in Vienna, the Royal Albert Hall in London, Carnegie Hall in New York, the Salle Pleyel in Paris, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and the Philharmonie of the Gasteig in Munich, among many others.

Programme:

R. Leoncavallo: Pagliacci
Prologue
Intermezzo
“Recitar!…Vesti la giubba”,  Canio’s aria

V. Bellini: Norma
Sinfonia
“Mira, o Norma…Si, fino all´ore”, Norma and Adalgisa’s duet

C. Saint-Saëns: Samson and Delilah
Bacchanale
“En ces lieux, malgré moi”, Samson and Delilah’s duet

C. Gounod: Faust
Oh Dieu! Que de bijoux! … Ah! Je ris de me voir”, Marguerite’s aria

G. Verdi: Vespri Siciliani
Overture

G. Verdi: Otello
“Già nella notte densa”, Desdemona and Otello’s duet

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C. Guastavino: Las niñas, Symphonic Poem
C. Guastavino: Four Songs
Violetas
El albeador
Jardín antiguo
Alegría de la soledad

G. Bizet: Carmen
Prelude
Seguidilla, Carmen’s aria
Intermezzo III
C’est des contrebandiers…Je dis que rien ne m’épouvante“, Micaela’s aria
C’est toi !… C’est moi!“, Don José and Carmen’s duet

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