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SUN 21 JULY 8 PM IN TARTU

VANEMUISE CONCERT HALL

CARMEN FLAMENCO

WORLD PREMIERE. Performance is part of the main programm of the European Capital of Culture Tartu 2024.

“Carmen” is a ballet flamenco show that combines the intensity of flamenco with the magic of Bizet’s opera. A group of talented dancers performs the iconic characters of Carmen and Don José through powerful flamenco dance. The dancers will be accompanied by a live orchestra, choir and soloists. With their elegance and expressiveness, the artists will transport the audience to the vibrant atmosphere of 19th-century Spain. An unforgettable evening filled with passion, drama, and top-notch flamenco art.

TUE 23 JULY 8 PM

KURESSAARE CASTLE OPERA HALL

G. Puccini

TOSCA

“Tosca” is an opera of uncontrollable passions, jealousy, revenge, hate and suicidal love set in the historical context of Europe in 1800, during the Napoleonic invasion of Italy. The story revolves around the singer Floria Tosca, her lover, the painter Mario Cavaradossi, and the corrupt police chief Baron Scarpia in a political plot that denounces the control that power tries to exert over art. “Tosca” is one of the most representative operas of Italian verismo and a melodrama of political rivalries and passions with a dramatic ending.

WED 24 JULY 5 PM and 8 PM

KURESSAARE CASTLE OPERA HALL

CARMEN FLAMENCO

“Carmen” is a ballet flamenco show that combines the intensity of flamenco with the magic of Bizet’s opera. A group of talented dancers performs the iconic characters of Carmen and Don José through powerful flamenco dance. The dancers will be accompanied by a live orchestra, choir and soloists. With their elegance and expressiveness, the artists will transport the audience to the vibrant atmosphere of 19th-century Spain. An unforgettable evening filled with passion, drama, and top-notch flamenco art.

The show starting at 8 PM is sold out!

WED 24 JULY 11 PM

KURESSAARE CASTLE MIDNIGHT LOUNGE

OPERA LOUNGE

Opera, wine and tapas

Come and enjoy the tastes of Catalonia, and opera, operetta and zarzuela music! Opera Royal’s midnight lounge greets you with tapas, cava and wine. The mood of the evening is created by the soloists of the Catalan opera. A ticket of 65 € to the opera lounge includes snacks and a limited amount of alcoholic beverages.

THU 25 JULY 8 PM

KURESSAARE CASTLE OPERA HALL

G. Puccini

MANON LESCAUT

Puccini’s first successful opera tells a story of the rise and fall of the courtesan Manon who falls in love and leaves the convent. Manon, seduced by the luxury and riches of life, faces her downfall and tragic end. The opera explores themes of love, ambition and the corrupting influence of wealth. Puccini’s music gives life to the characters and their emotions making “Manon Lescaut” a powerful and moving work that continues to captivate audiences today.

stseen ooperist Trubaduur

FRI 26 JULY 8 PM

KURESSAARE CASTLE OPERA HALL

G. Verdi

IL TROVATORE

“Il trovatore” is known for its complex plot full of dramatic twists and turns, as well as its beautiful arias and ensembles. Two plot triangles are interwoven: one involving lovers (Manrico-Leonora-Conte di Luna) and the other involving vengeance (Azucena-Conte di Luna-Manrico). Overall, “Il trovatore” is a thrilling and passionate opera that showcases Verdi’s skill as a composer and his ability to create complex characters and dramatic situations.

FRI 26 JULY 11 PM

KURESSAARE CASTLE MIDNIGHT LOUNGE

Midnight Lounge OPERA ROYAL

The Impresarios

All members – Miguel Bosh Vélez (Geneva), Arturo Zaldívar (Madrid), Mattew McNaughton (London), Jordi Vendrell Olivé (Barcelona), Juan Francisco Rey Toro (Zürich) – of the acoustic band sing and their equipment includes two guitars, saxophone, double bass and cajon. Such a composition makes the band very mobile, and they will definitely join the audience at the dance floor. The band’s acoustic arrangements range from golden age jazz classics and swing to the latest club music hits. The Impresarios have performed in 43 countries and their audience has included heads of state, royal families, stars of the music and film world.

SAT 27 JULY 8 PM

KURESSAARE CASTLE OPERA HALL

OPERA GALA

Programme: Verdi, Puccini, Rossini, best numbers from zarzuela repertoire.
It is a great opportunity to enjoy some of the most beloved and iconic pieces of the lyric opera and zarzuela world, showcasing the range and diversity of these musical genres.

SAT 27 JULY 11 PM

KURESSAARE CASTLE MIDNIGHT LOUNGE

Midnight Lounge OPERA ROYAL

The Impresarios

All members – Miguel Bosh Vélez (Geneva), Arturo Zaldívar (Madrid), Mattew McNaughton (London), Jordi Vendrell Olivé (Barcelona), Juan Francisco Rey Toro (Zürich) – of the acoustic band sing and their equipment includes two guitars, saxophone, double bass and cajon. Such a composition makes the band very mobile, and they will definitely join the audience at the dance floor. The band’s acoustic arrangements range from golden age jazz classics and swing to the latest club music hits. The Impresarios have performed in 43 countries and their audience has included heads of state, royal families, stars of the music and film world.

SUN 28 JULY 2 PM

KURESSAARE CASTLE OPERA HALL

LET’S PLAY MAGIC FLUTE

”Let’s Play Magic Flute“ Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart / Emanuel Schikaneder / Leelo Tungal.
A fun and adventurous short version of W.A. Mozart’s “Magic Flute” with Estonian lyrics. Conducted by Henri Christofer Aavik. With the NGO Ooperiga Söbraks (artistic director Ain Anger).

Òpera Catalunya

Over the course of its 40-year history, Catalonian Opera has held more than one thousand shows in over twenty cities and festivals throughout Catalonia. he company has also performed in other parts of Spain, Andorra, and Uruguay. During this time, the company has presented over 75 different opera works which have been attended by more than 350,000 spectators. Some of the most frequently performed titles over the past four decades include „La traviata“, „Don Giovanni“, „La bohème“, and „Carmen“.

All productions are designed and manufactured by the company’s own team, including costumes and set design. Catalonian Opera strives to become the leading platform for bringing opera to the Catalan region. The company presents its opera productions in numerous geographic areas and theatre houses all over the region.

LYRIC GALA PROGRAMME

Part I / Opera

Vincenzo Bellini (1801–1835)
Overture to the opera „Norma“ (1831)

Gaetano Donizetti (1797–1848)
Dulcamara’s aria (Udite, udite o rustici) from the opera „The Elixir of Love“ (1832)
Soloist Carlos Daza baritone

Vincenzo Bellini (1801–1835)
Norma’s aria (Casta diva) from the opera „Norma“ (1831)
Soloist Maribel Ortega soprano

Giuseppe Verdi (1813–1901)
Don Carlo’s and Rodrigo’s duet (Dio, che nell´alma infondere) from the opera „Don Carlo“ (1867)
Soloist Gustavo Porta tenor and Carlos Daza baritone

Giuseppe Verdi (1813–1901)
Chorus of Slaves (Va, pensiero) from the opera „Nabucco“ (1841)

Charles Gounod (1818–1893)
Juliette’s valse (Je veux vivre) from the opera „Romeo and Juliet“ (1867)
Soloist Mirjam Mesak soprano

Camille Saint-Saëns (1835–1921)
Delilah’s aria (Mon coeur s’ouvre à ta voix) from the opera „Samson and Delilah“ (1877)
Soloist Laura Vila mezzosoprano

Giacomo Puccini (1858–1924)
Musetta’s waltz (Quando m´en vo) from the opera „La bohème“ (1896)
Soloist Mirjam Mesak soprano

Giacomo Puccini (1858–1924)
Cio-Cio San’s aria (Un bel di vedremo) from the opera „Madama Butterfly“ (1904)
Soloist Maribel Ortega soprano

Giacomo Puccini (1858–1924)
Calaf’s aria (Nessun dorma) from the opera „Turandot“ (1926)
Soloist Gustavo Porta tenor

Gaetano Donizetti (1797–1848)
Sextet (Chi mi frena in tal momento?) from the opera „Lucia di Lammermoor“ (1835)
Soloists Mirjam Mesak soprano, Laura Vila mezzosoprano, Gustavo Porta tenor, Jorge Juan Morata tenor, Carlos Daza baritone and Jeroboám Tejera bass

Part II / Catalan Opera and Spanish Zarzuela

Amadeu Vives (1871–1932)
Fandango from the zarzuela Doña Francisquita“ (1923)

Rafael Martínez Valls (1880–1946)
Avi Castellet’s song (Davallant de la muntanya…) from the zarzuela „Cançó d’amor i de guerra“ (1926)
Soloist Carlos Daza baritone

Pablo Sorozábal (1897–1988)
Leoandro’s romance (No puede ser) from the zarzuela „La Tabernera del Puerto“ (1936)
Soloist Gustavo Porta tenor

José Serrano (1873–1941)
Rosa’s romance (¿Qué te importa que no venga) from the zarzuela „Los Claveles“ (1929)
Soloist Laura Vila mezzosoprano

Emilio Arrieta (1821–1894)
Duet (A beber, a beber y a ahogar) from the zarzuela „Marina“ (1855)
Soloists Jorge Juan Morata tenor and Carlos Daza baritone

Enric Morera (1865–1942)
Sardana La Santa Espina“ (1907)

Gerónimo Giménez (1854 –1923)
Maria’s romance „Sierras de Granada from the zarzuela „La tempranica“ (1900)
Soloist Maribel Ortega soprano

Augustin Lara (1897–1970)
„Granada“ (1932)
Soloist Gustavo Porta tenor

Jacinto Guerrero (1895–1951)
Act 2 Finale (El baile debe terminar) from the zarzuela „Los gavilanes“ (1923)
Soloists Maribel Ortega soprano, Laura Vila mezzosoprano, Gustavo Porta tenor and Carlos Daza baritone

Saaremaa Oopera Festival 23–28 July 2024

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