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Verdi Gala

Excerpts from Giuseppe Verdi's NABUCCO, MACBETH, DON CARLO and UN BALLO IN MASCHERA
Sat 12.09.2020 - 19:30 h
C-Prices: € 100,– / € 82,– / € 58,– / € 34,– / € 24,–

Informationen zum Werk

Great singers present excerpts from the masterpieces of Italian opera: 90 minutes of love and hate, hope and despair - the new concert format of Deutsche Oper Berlin

In Italian language with German and English surtitles

90 Minutes / no interval

Cast

Nabucco, Macbeth, Rodrigo, Renato

Etienne Dupuis

Abigaille, Lady Macbeth

Saioa Hernández

Fenena, La Principessa Eboli

Irene Roberts

Don Carlo, Abdallo

Robert Watson

Ismaele, Macduff

Patrick Cook

Sacerdote di Belo

Byung Gil Kim

About the performance

Giuseppe Verdi wrote more than half of his operas in the decade between 1840 and 1850. The comparison between two of his most well-known works from this period, which stands at the centre of the Verdi Gala, illustrates in a fascinating way the development of Verdi's dramatic musical characterisation, especially as the main roles in NABUCCO and MACBETH are written for entirely similar voices: if the two title roles are the first great examples of the Verdi baritone, then Abigaille in NABUCCO and Lady Macbeth, with their unconditional desire for power, represent demonic counterparts to the tender, helpless soprano women of Romantic opera.

These charismatic characters will be depicted by two exceptional singers at the gala concert: young Canadian baritone Etienne Dupuis celebrated a triumphant success in his title role in EUGEN ONEGIN or as Posa in DON CARLO at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, while Spanish soprano Saioa Hernández has interpreted Verdi's greatest dramatic roles around the world since her debut as Odabella in ATTILA at the 2018 Scala in Milan. They are accompanied by Irene Roberts, Marko Mimica, Patrick Cook, and the Deutsche Oper Berlin Orchestra conducted by Roberto Rizzi Brignoli.

On the programme
from NABUCCO
„Sinfonia“ – Ouvertüre

Recitativo e Cavatina [Zaccaria]:
„Sperate, o figli! – D’Egitto là sui lidi“
[Byung Gil Kim]

Recitativo e Terzettino [Ismaele, Fenena e Abigaille]:
„Fenena! Oh mia diletta!“
[Patrick Cook, Irene Roberts, Saioa Hernández]

Scena ed Aria [Abigaille, Sacerdote di Belo]:
„Ben io t’invenni, o fatal scritto! – Anch’io dischiuso un giorno“
[Saioa Hernández, Byung Gil Kim]

Scena ed Aria [Nabucco, Abdallo]:
„Son pur queste mie membra? – Dio di Giuda!“
[Étienne Dupuis, Robert Watson]

from DON CARLO
Aria [La Principessa Eboli]:
„O don fatale, o don crudel“
[Irene Roberts]

Aria [Rodrigo]:
„O Carlo, ascolta – Io morrò“
[Étienne Dupuis]

from MACBETH
Scena e Cavatina [Lady Macbeth]:
„Nel di della vittoria io le incontrai… - Vieni! t’affretta!“
[Saioa Hernández]

Gran Scena e Duetto [Macbeth, Lady Macbeth]:
„Mi si affaccia pugnal? – A me precorri sul confuso camin“
[Étienne Dupuis, Saioa Hernández]

Gran Scena [Banco]:
„Studia il passo, o mio figlio! – Come dal ciel precipita“
[Byung Gil Kim]

Scena ed Aria [Macduff]:
„O figli, o figli miei! – Ah, la paterna mano“
[Patrick Cook]

from UN BALLO IN MASCHERA
Scena ed Aria [Renato]:
„Alzati! – Eri tu che macchiavi“
[Étienne Dupuis]

from DON CARLO
Scena e Duetto [Don Carlo, Rodrigo]:
„È lui! desso! l’infante! – Dio, che nell’alma infondere“
[Robert Watson, Étienne Dupuis]