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Opera Gala by Liudmyla Monastyrska and Dimitris Platanias


OPERA – MUSICAL THEATRE

A gala in celebration of Verdi and Verismo! Liudmyla Monastyrska has ‘deep knowledge of Verdi’s artistic development,’ and has a formidable spinto voice, with an incredibly rich timbre, according to international press. A favourite Rigoletto on the international stage, Dimitris Platanias performs equally often Macbeth, Nabucco, and Tonio in major opera houses. A joint appearance by them in a rich and varied programme promises an unforgettable opera experience.

- Giuseppe Verdi
Sicilian Vesper: Sinfonia
Ernani: Carlos’ recitative and aria ‘Grand Dio! Oh, de’ verd’anni miei’
Macbeth: Lady Macbeth’s cavatina ‘Vieni, t’affretta’
Stiffelio: Count Stankar’s Aria ‘Lina, pensai che un angelo’
Nabucco: Nabucco and Abigaille’s duet ‘Donna chi sei’
- Pietro Mascagni
L'amico Fritz: Orchestral Interlude
- Giacomo Puccini
Tosca: Tosca’s aria ‘Vissi d'arte’
- Ruggero Leoncavallo
Pagliacci: Prologue ‘Si puo’
- Giacomo Puccini
Manon Lescaut: Orchestral interlude and Manon's aria ‘Sola, perduta, abbandonata’
- Pietro Mascagni
Cavalleria Rusticana: Santuzza and Alfio’s duet ‘Oh, il signor vi manda compare Alfio’

Liudmyla Monastyrska soprano
Dimitris Platanias baritone

Athens State Orchestra
Conductor: Miltos Logiadis