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Ooperigala

Sa 07/09/2019 19:00
Narva Kreenholmi Manufaktuuri ooperitelk
19.50 - 29.50

Opera Gala

Galina Benevich (soprano, Poland)

Marlena Keine (soprano, Latvia)

Ivo Posti (countertenor, Estonia)

Maxim Paster (tenor, The Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow)

Aare Saal (baritone, Estonian National Opera)

Conductor: Aivo Välja (Estonia)

Festival Orchestra

The program: Bize, Bellini, Donizett, Mozart and others

Marlena Keine

Marlena Keine She made her opera debut during her Bachelor’s studies in 2013 as Carolina in Cimarosa’s Il matrimonio segretodirected by Giorgio Bongiovanni and conducted by Risto Joost at the Estonian National Opera. Soon after she made her debut as an operetta singer in the role of Viola (Yola) in the Latvian Operetta Foundation’s production of Dostal’s Clivia (2014), followed by Valencienne in Lehár’s Die lustige Witwe (2015) and Daisy Darlington in Abraham’s Ball im Savoy (2016). Her Latvian National Opera debut was in 2014 as Barbarina in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro. In 2015, she sung Adele in Strauss’ Die Fledermaus, and in 2016 Papagena in the educational project The Little Magic Flute, a shortened version of Mozart’s famous opera for children and families and Frasquita in Bize’s Carmen (2017). Marlēna Keine has worked together with Latvian conductors Aleksandrs Viļumanis, Andris Veismanis, Mārtiņš Ozoliņš, Normunds Vaicis, Jānis Liepiņš, Valdis Butāns, Kaspars Ādamsons, as well as Estoian maestros Risto Joost and Vello Pähn.

Maxim Paster

Maxim Paster graduated from Kharkov Music College as a chorus master (1994) and Kharkov Institute of Arts as a vocalist (Prof. Lyudmila Tsurkan) and the chamber singing class of Diana Gendelman (2003). In the same year he made his debut with the National Opera of Ukraine (Verdi’s “Requiem”) and with the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow (Bayan in Glinka’s “Ruslan and Lyudmila”). His repertoire includes Tchaikovsky’s Andrey (“Mazepa”) and Lensky (“Eugene Onegin”), Rimsky-Korsakov’s Berendey (“Snegurotchka”), Lykov (“The Tsar’s Bride”) and Mozart (“Mozart and Salieri”), Verdi’s Macduff (“Macbeth”), Alfredo (“La traviata”), Riccardo (“Un ballo in maschera”), Duke (“Rigoletto”), Puccini’s Pinkerton (“Madama Butterfly”), Rodolfo (“La bohème”), Wagner’s Steersman (“Der fliegende Holländer”), Walther von der Vogelweide (“Tannhäuser”), Nemorino (Donizetti’s “L’elisir d’amore”), Prokofiev’s Mephistopheles (“The Fiery Angel”), Trufaldino (“The Love for Three Oranges”), Mussorgsky’s Prince Vassily Shuisky (“Boris Godunov”), Prince (Dvořák’s “Rusalka”), Hoffmann (Offenbach’s “Les Contes d’Hoffmann”), Italian singer (Strauss’ “Der Rosenkavalier”) among others. He has also an extensive oratorio repertoire, including solo parts in requiems by Mozart, Salieri, Verdi, Webber, Donizetti and Dvořák, “Stabat Mater” by Rossini and Dvořák, Rossini’s “Petite messe solennelle”, “St. Matthew Passion” by Bach, Bruckner’s “Te Deum”, Britten’s “Les illumination”, Rachmaninov’s “The Bells”, Beethoven’s “Missa Solemnis”, etc. Maxim Paster has toured many famous venues, such as Teatro di San Carlo, Teatro Communale di Bologna, Teatro Lirico di Cagliari, Tchaikovsky Concert Hall, the Great Hall of the Moscow State Conservatory, Helikon-Opera, Dresden Semperoper, Theatre du Capitole, etc. He is the winner of many prestigious awards, including 2nd prize at the International Antonin Dvořák Singing Competition (2000), 1st prize and a special prize at the Amber Nightingale International Competition of Chamber Singing (2002), Grand Prix at the Solovyanenko Nightingale Fair Competition (2002), special prize at the Pyotr Tchaikovsky Singing Competition (2002, 3rd prize and Kozlovsky prize for the best tenor of the competition in 2007) among others.

Aare Saal

Aare Saal graduated from the Estonian Academy of Music as an opera singer (Prof. Ivo Kuusk, Prof. Virgilijus Noreika and Prof. Jaakko Ryhänen). In 1990 he participated in the master class of Gino Bechi and in 1997–2000 he frequently attended the master classes of Rolando Panerai. Aare Saal won the 1st prize at the international competition “Voices of Rossini and Donizetti” (1996, Italy). In 1997 he won the Georg Ots Prize. Aare Saal made his opera debut in 1989 at the Estonian National Opera with the role of Figaro in Mozart’s “Le nozze di Figaro”. His repertoire includes more than 40 opera and operetta roles in the productions of the Estonian National Opera, as well as the productions of theatre Vanemuine. The most important roles include the title roles in Verdi’s “Nabucco”, Mozart’s “Don Giovanni”, Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin”, Verdi’s “Rigoletto”, Figaro (Rossini’s “The Barber of Seville”), Grigory Gryaznoy (Rimsky-Korsakov’s “The Tsar’s Bride”), Escamillo (Bizet’s “Carmen”), Count Almaviva (Mozart’s “Le nozze di Figaro”), Belcore (Donizetti’s “L’elisir d’amore”), Puccini’s Marcello (“La bohème”) and Sonora (“La fanciulla del West”, stage director José Cura), Verdi’s Don Carlo (“Ernani”), Rodrigo (“Don Carlo”), Renato (“Un ballo in maschera”) and Amonasro (“Aida”), as well as Valentin (Gounod’s “Faust”), Yeletsky (Tchaikovsky’s “The Queen of Spades”), Dandini (Rossini’s “La Cenerentola”), Edwin (Kálmán’s “Die Csárdásfürstin”), Achillas (Händel’s “Julius Caesar”), the Third Guest and the U.S. soldier (Tüür’s “Wallenberg”), Severo (Donizetti’s “Poliuto”), etc. As a guest soloist Aare Saal has sung at the Latvian National Opera, Lithuanian Opera and Ballet Theatre, Florence City Theatre, Dramatiska Ensemble in Stockholm, Malmö Opera and Music Theatre. His repertoire includes also recitals of Estonian, Russian and Italian music.

Aivo Välja

Aivo Välja graduated from the Estonian Academy of Music as a choral conductor in 1994 (the class of O. Oja) and in 1998 as a conductor of symphony orchestra (the class of R. Matsov and P. Mägi). He also studied orchestra and opera conducting in Hamburg, Vienna, Helsinki and the State Conservatory in St. Petersburg. Aivo Välja has been conducting in the Estonian National Opera since 1994 and in 2001–2007 he was a resident conductor leading more than 70 opera and ballet performances per season, including Mussorgsky’s “Boris Godunov”, Verdi’s “Aida”, “Otello”, “Don Carlo” and “La traviata”, Mozart’s “Don Giovanni”, Bizet’s “Carmen”, Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake”, “The Sleeping Beauty” and “The Nutcracker”, Prokofiev’s “Romeo and Juliet”, “Petrushka” among others. He has also conducted world premieres of several Estonian composers. He has also worked with the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, Estonian Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra, Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, the City Orchestras of Pärnu and Narva, Vanemuine Theatre Symphony Orchestra, Maribor Opera Orchestra, Malmö Opera Orchestra, Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra among others. Aivo Välja was the chief conductor of the Schleswig-Holstein Landestheatre in 2009/10 season, premiering Offenbach’s opera “Orpheus in the Underworld”. In Bavarian State Ballet he conducted “Swan Lake” by Neumeier, winning the TZ-Rose for outstanding achievement in culture in 2014 (Munich Tageszeitung – critics’ award). In 2017 he conducted Adam’s ballet “Giselle” there. In 1993 Aivo Välja won the orchestra conducting competition in Estonia, in 1996 he was awarded a diploma for a successful performance at the Prokofiev Competition in St. Petersburg and in 2003 the Richard Wagner scholarship for the Bayreuth Festival.

The concert lasts about 2 hours and 30 minutes with one break.

 

 

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Ooperigala Sa 07/09/2019 19:00 Narva Kreenholmi Manufaktuuri ooperitelk 19.50 - 29.50
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Until 01.06:
Tickets 29 EUR/ 27 EUR
Students/pensioners 23 EUR/ 19 EUR


Recommended age limit 7+
Entrance at 17:00
Duration 2 hours and 30 minutes
Venue
Kreenholmi Manufaktuur
Joala 21 Narva Estonia
Promoter
ContempArt MTÜ
Ehitajate tee 13 Tallinn Harjumaa
narvaopera@gmail.com
Reg. no: 80379752
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