New Year’s Eve Gala

Mozart & Rossini

New Year’s Eve Gala

Polish National Opera, Teatr Wielki, Warsaw

31 Dec. 2020

 

This New Year’s Eva Gala focused on the music of two phenomenal composers and opera geniuses: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Gioacchino Rossini. Often compared with each…

New Year’s Eve Gala

Polish National Opera, Teatr Wielki, Warsaw

31 Dec. 2020

 

This New Year’s Eva Gala focused on the music of two phenomenal composers and opera geniuses: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Gioacchino Rossini. Often compared with each other, they represented two different styles and aesthetic approaches. They both made their debuts at a very young age. Mozart wrote his first singspiel when just 12 years old! It was just a prelude to his future successes: in the end, he wrote over 20 brilliant stage works. Born less than 3 months after Mozart’s death, Rossini was fascinated with the Viennese master’s oeuvre. Today, he is considered one of the greatest composers of the Italian bel canto. He left behind 39 operas. Both Mozart’s and Rossini’s works are invariably among the top most popular operas the world over. The gala will feature a specially curated selection of their arias and ensembles.

 

Performing the famous arias and ensembles are Polish star soprano, Olga Pasichnyk, as well as baritones Andrzej Filończyk and Tomasz Kumięga. Music director Maestro Patrick Fournillier conducts the Orchestra and Chorus of the Polish National Opera.

 

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PROGRAMME

 

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART

Overture to The Marriage of Figaro

 

Ilia’s aria Zeffiretti lusinghieri

from Act 3 of Idomeneo, re di Creta

 

Leporello’s aria Madamina, il catalogo è questo

from Act 1 of Don Giovanni

 

GIOACHINO ROSSINI

Arietta all’antica

 

Basilio’s aria La calunnia è un venticello

from Act 1 of The Barber of Seville

 

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART

Susanna and Marcellina’s duet Via, resti servita

from Act 1 of The Marriage of Figaro

 

Ferrand’s aria Un’aura amorosa

from Act 1 of Così fan tutte

 

GIOACHINO ROSSINI

Rosina’s aria Una voce poco fa

from Act 1 of The Barber of Seville

 

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART

Susanna and Rosina’s duet Canzonetta sull’aria

from Act 3 of The Marriage of Figaro

 

GIOACHINO ROSSINI

Rosina and Figaro’s duet Dunque io son

from Act 1 of The Barber of Seville

 

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART

Trio Soave sia il vento

from Act 1 of Così fan tutte

 

GIOACHINO ROSSINI

Overture to Il signor Bruschino

Figaro’s cavatina Largo al factotum

from Act 1 of The Barber of Seville

 

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART

Chorus Placido è il mar

from Act 2 of Idomeneo, re di Creta

 

GIOACHINO ROSSINI

Isabela’s aria Cruda sorte

from Act 1 of L’Italiana in Algieri

 

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART

Don Giovanni’s aria Fin ch’han dal vino

from Act 1 of Don Giovanni

Zerlina and Don Giovanni’s duet Là ci darem la mano

from Act 1 of Don Giovanni

 

Sextet Riconosci in questo amplesso

from Act 3 of The Marriage of Figaro

 

GIOACHINO ROSSINI

Prayer Dal tuo stellato soglio

from Act 3 of Mosé in Egitto