Elīna Garanča, mezzo-soprano

Karel Mark Chichon, conductor

29. June 2017, 20.00
Cankarjev dom
59, 49, 39, 29 € (predprodaja traja do 31.5.2017)

Soloist: ELĪNA GARANČA, mezzo-soprano

Conductor: Karel Mark Chichon
RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Waltz (from Sleeping Beauty, Op 66)

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Aria of Johanna (from The Maid of Orleans)

Georges Bizet: Minuetto & Carillon (from L’Arlésienne Suite No. 1)

Camille Saint-Saëns: Samson, recherchant ma présence (from Samson et Dalila)

Giusepe Verdi: Overture to I Vespri Siciliani

Francesco Cilea: Acerba voluttà….o vagabonda stella (from Adriana Lecouvreur)


Francesco Cilea: Ecco, respiro appena, Io son l’umile ancella (from Adriana Lecouvreur)

Giuseppe Verdi: Overture to Luisa Miller

Pietro Mascagni: Voi lo sapete, o Mamma (from Cavalleria Rusticana)

Amilcare Ponchielli: Danze delle ore (from La Gioconda)

Three Neapolitan Songs

i. Musica Proibita (Gastaldon)

ii. Non t’amo più (Tosti)

iii. Marechiare (Tosti)


Elina Garanča’s voice is known as “soft”, “smooth” and “exciting” (her chest voice is exceptionally developed), at the same time it is distinguished by surprising maturity. However, she mostly stands out with her unique ability, which is astonishing, and she has adult men eating out of the palm of her hand (Gramophone Magazine).

Opera enthusiasts and other listeners are looking forward to the performance of the international star and most important mezzo-soprano, Elina Garanča, who will perform in Ljubljana for the first time, and together with the RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Karel Mark Chichon, will present the most beautiful arias for mezzo-soprano.

Garanča lives in Riga, where she began her studies at the Latvian Music Academy under the mentorship of her mother. By 1999 she had won First Place in a significant competition in Finland and had begun her career in Europe. Worldwide engagements quickly followed after her debut at the Salzburg Festival in 2003.

Karel Mark Chichon, O.B.E. is the Chief Conductor of the Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern and is a regular guest of leading orchestras and opera houses throughout the world.


Advance sales for Ljubljana Festival Club Members discounted 20% until 31 May 2017. Until the opening of the Križanke Box Office (1 March 2017), you can claim  your discounts on the website or at the Eventim sale point (Celovška cesta 25). 40% discounts for students can be claimed  only at the Eventim sale point – Celovška cesta 25.  Discounts cannot be combined and do not apply on the day of the performance. 

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