29/03/2017

JOSEP CARRERAS AT THE WIENER KONZERTHAUS: A LIFE IN MUSIC IN VIENNA

Last week, on 22nd March, Josep Carreras offered one more unforgettable experience to his beloved city of Vienna with an amazing concert at the Wiener Konzerthaus together with soprano Valentina Nafornita, mezzosoprano Lena Belkina and the Ambassade Orchester Wien conducted by David Giménez. Once more, Carreras created pure magic in a place in which he had been triumphing again and again for over 40 years since his debut at the Wiener Staatsoper in January 1974 as Rigoletto's Duke of Mantua.

Copyright: DI. Dr. Andreas Haunold

As our tenor often says, there is no audience in the world like Vienna: in fact the audience which filled every seat of this of such a prestigious concert hall could just not interrupt the standing ovation they made as their long admired idol made his first entrance on stage but during every performance
A very special program was created on purpose for this event.

In the first part, Carreras opted for Canción Húngara (Alma de Dios), T'estimo, Albéniz's El eco de tu voz and an incredibly demanding aria from Rossini's La pietra del Paragone, Oh come il fosco... Quell'alme pupille. Furthermore, he was joined by soprano Valentina Nafornnita for a duet with Satie's Je te veux.
In the second part, he began with beautiful Serenata sincera then to join both his young partners for the special medley which closed the official program, from which we could mention Ya mis horas felices, L'ultima canzone, Lippen Schweigen, Non ti scordar di me, Vesti la giubba and La Traviata's Brindisi.
Copyright: DI. Dr. Andreas Haunold



Besides, soprano Valentina Nafornita sang Rusalka's Song to the Moon and Delibes' Les filles de Cadix, while mezzo Lena Belkina sang Non più mesta from Rossini's La Cenerentola and Carceleras from Chapi's Las hijas del Zebedeo. Together, they performed the duet from Hoffenbach's Les Contes d'Hoffmann, Barcarolle.

The Ambassade Orchester Wien plated the Bizet's Arlésienne Suite, the intermezzo from Puccini's Manon Lescaut and Shostakovich's Jazz Suite. Waltz no. 2.

REVIEW IN GERMAN BY OUR FRIEND SYLVIA KREYE: http://linguamusica.eu/


Here there are a few videos which shows the overwhelming atmosphere of that night.

BRAVO, JOSEP!

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