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Love and Power
Anna Baxter / Stella Grigorian / Jimmy Chiang

* abgespielt

An evening of duets, ranging from Monteverdi to the works of Offenbach. How can true love overcome? In pursuit of this eternal question, Anna Baxter (soprano) and Stella Grigorian (mezzo-soprano) perform famous duets and arias from the operatic tradition, including the last operas written by Monteverdi and Mozart. They are accompanied on piano by the Kapellmeister of the Vienna Boys’ Choir,  Jimmy Chiang, who will also perform one of the best-known piano compositions of the Impressionists, Debussy’s “L‘isle Joyeuse”. The composer said of this piece: “Mon Dieu, how difficult this is to play! To me, it seems this piece contains within it every aspect of  the piano — and, if I may be permitted to say so, it combines grace with power.”

Programme:
Claudio Monteverdi: Pur ti miro (L´incoronazione di Poppea, SV 308)
George Frederick Handel: Son nata a lagrimar (Giulio Cesare in Egitto, HWV 17)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Come ti piace, imponi * Deh, se piacer mi vuoi * Parto, ma tu ben mio (La Clemenza di Tito, KV 621)
Franz Liszt: Sonetto 104 del Petrarca (Années de pèlerinage)
Vincenzo Bellini: Mira o Norma (Norma)

INTERVAL

Jacques Offenbach: Belle nuit (Les Contes d’Hoffmann) * Ah que j‘aime les militaires (La Grande Duchesse du Gerolstein)
Otto Nicolai: Nun eilt herbei (The Merry Wives of Windsor)
Francesco Cilea: Acerba voluttà * Io son l’umile ancella (Adriana Lecouvreur)
Claude Debussy: L’isle Joyeuse
Giuseppe Verdi: Fu la sorte dell’armi a’ tuoi funesta (Aida)

Tickets: Band A €35  / B €30  / C €25 , Box seats €45 .
Children and young people: A €20  / B €15  / C €9

  • Soprano: Anna Baxter
  • Mezzo-soprano: Stella Grigorian
  • Piano: Jimmy Chiang