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About our Gala Night 2019 "Viva la Musica!"

For the finale of the 2019 season, the Eutin Festival presents a concert of particularly moving moments from the world of opera. Farewell and departure at the same time - this is the theme of Dominique Caron's last gala evening of her tenure as artistic director. Her declared claim for her very personally colored selection of compositions, which orchestrate dramatic decisions ready for the stage: "Masterful music gives us a firework of unique truth. Viva la musica!

The names of the composers, almost all fixed stars in the opera cosmos of the 19th century, are correspondingly sonorous: from Italy Bellini, Cilea, Leoncavallo, Puccini and Verdi, from France Offenbach, Massenet and Bizet, from Eastern Europe Borodin, Dvořák and Tchaikovsky as well as from Germany Mozart, Strauss and Wagner. And the gala selection of their works is demanding, from prelude to Wagner's "Meistersängern" to the prisoner choir from Verdi's "Nabucco" to the final "Rosenkavalier "erzett by Richard Strauss. Participants of the gala evening are popular soloists of the festival, the Kammerphilharmonie Lübeck conducted by Hilary Griffiths, the choir of the Eutiner Festspiele, reinforced by the Eutiner Kantorei, and Rainer Wulff as moderator.

Artistic Team

Programme and Production: Dominique Caron

Musical Direction: Hilary Griffiths

Anchor: Rainer Wulff

Lighting: Rolf Essers

Production Management: Anna-Luise Hoffmann

Dramatic Composition: Matthias Gerschwitz

Choral Conductor: Antje Wissemann / Romely Pfund

Stage Manager: Corina von Wedel-Gerlach

Sound Engineer: Christian Klingenberg

Orchestra: Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Lübeck (KaPhiL!)


Part 1

Richard Wagner
(1813 - 1883)
Prelude to the opera "Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg"
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
(1756 - 1791)

"Ha gia vinta la causa" aria of Count Almaviva from the opera "Le Nozze di Figaro"

"Deh vieni non tardar" aria of Susanna from "Le Nozze di Figaro"

Vincenzo Bellini
(1801 - 1835)
"Mira, o Norma" duet of Adalgisa and Norma from the opera "Norma"
Giuseppe Verdi
(1813 - 1901)

"Va, penserio sull´ali dorate" Prisoner's choir from the opera "Nabucco"

"O che piange" aria of Zacharias and choir from "Nabucco"

Duet by Don Carlo and Posa from the opera "Don Carlo"

"Mercè, dilette amiche" bolero of Elena from the opera "I Vespri Siciliani"

Ruggero Leoncavallo
(1857 - 1919)
"Intermezzo" from the opera "I pagliacci"
Francesco Cilea
(1866 - 1950)
"Acerba voluttà" aria by Princess de Bouillon from the Opera "Adrianna Lecouvreur"
Giacomo Puccini
(1858 - 1924)

"Vissi d`arte" aria by Tosca from the opera "Tosca"

"Nessun dorma" aria by Calaf and choir from the opera "Turandot"


Part 2

Pjotr Iljitsch Tschaikowski
(1840 - 1893)

Polonaise from the opera "Eugen Onegin"

Aria by Gremin from the opera "Eugen Onegin"

"Adieu, forêts" aria by Jeanne from the opera "Jeanne d´Arc"

Aleksandr Borodin
(1833 - 1887)
"Polovtsian Dances" for choir from the opera "Prince Igor"
Antonín Dvorák
(1841 - 1904)
"Song to the Moon", aria by Rusalka from the opera "Rusalka"
Jacques Offenbach
(1819 - 1880)

"Scintille, o diamant", aria by Dapertutto from "Les contes d´Hoffmann"

Charles Gounod
(1818 - 1893)
"Je veux vivre" aria by Juliette from the opera "Roméo et Juliette"
"Le veau d'or", aria by Mephistofeles from the opera "Faust"
Georges Bizet
(1838 - 1875)
Duet by Nadir, Zurga from the opera "Les pêcheurs de perles"
Jules Massenet
(1842 - 1912)
"La méditation de Thais" from the Opera "Thais"
Richard Strauss
(1864 - 1949)

Arie "Da rigori armato il seno" from the opera "Der Rosenkavalier"

Trio "Hab´s mir gelobt" from "Der Rosenkavalier"

Jacques Offenbach
(1819 - 1880)
Septet from the opera "Les contes d´Hoffmann"


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