domenica 8 aprile 2018

Praga, il 12 aprile concerto per organo "Giuseppe Verdi: Requiem", Cattedrale di San Vito

(Prenota qui) A Praga il 12 aprile prossimo alle ore 19.30 sarà eseguito il concerto per organo "Giuseppe Verdi: Requiem" al Castello di Praga - Cattedrale di San Vito, San Venceslao e Sant’Adalberto (Katedrála sv. Víta, Václava a Vojtěcha), Pražský hrad - III. nádvoří, Praha 1 - Hradčany, 119 00.

Attraverso l'evento, il Teatro Nazionale dell'Opera contribuirà alla costruzione di un nuovo grande organo all'interno della Cattedrale.
Following revisions, the composer based the final form of the magnificent piece on Libera me, a Roman Catholic Responsory that is sung in the Office of the Dead. He originally wrote it for the Messa per Rossini (1869), a requiem to commemorate the first anniversary of Gioachino Rossini’s death, which was co-created by another 12 Italian composers. Verdi returned to the work in the wake of the death of Alessandro Manzoni, an Italian poet and novelist whom he held in great esteem as an artist, as well as a friend. The Messa da Requiem was first performed, with Verdi conducting, at the San Marco church in Milan on 22 May 1874, on the first anniversary of Manzoni’s death. The soprano part was undertaken by the superlative Czech soprano Tereza Stolzová, a friend of Verdi’s, who later on would mediate contact between Verdi and František Adolf Šubert, the director of the National Theatre, owing to whom the National Theatre would, after La Scala, become the second to stage Verdi’s operas Otello and Falstaff.

In addition to the National Theatre Chorus and Orchestra, conducted by Jaroslav Kyzlink, Verdi’s Requiem will be performed by internationally renowned soloists possessing experience with his music. The soprano Veronika Dzhioeva is the holder of Russia’s Golden Mask for her portrayal of Elisabeth de Valois at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, the mezzo-soprano Monika Fabiánová, one of the leading soloists of the Slovak National Theatre, debuted at the State Opera in Prague as Eboli, the tenor Sung Kyu Park has performed to great acclaim the pivotal roles of the Verdi repertoire at Europe’s most prestigious opera houses, including the Royal Opera House Covent Garden or Arena di Verona, while the bass Jiří Sulženko, a star of the National Theatre Opera, has garnered success on a number of prominent stages worldwide, including La Scala and the Opéra Bastille.

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conductor: Jaroslav Kyzlink (nella foto)
chorus master: Pavel Vaněk

cast: Veronika Dzhioeva, Monika Fabianová, Sung Kyu Park, Jiří Sulženko