The program of concerts of the XIII international Winter arts festival in Sochi

Gala-concert Italian Bel Canto

Opera for Peace – Leading Young Voices of the World
February 19, 2020
Beginning at 19:00
Winter Theatre
Description

The triumph of the Italian opera took place over 350 years ago. This was when this young genre achieved perfection in conveying human feelings and emotions by means of the most expressive instrument – the human voice. It captured the hearts of people of all ages, nations, religions, and social standing. The beautiful singing – bel canto – conquered the world in every sense of the world. Opera changed throughout centuries; coming in touch with other arts, it became more deep, complex, and full of conflict in the manner of contemporary humans. But in any epoch, the magic beauty of the human voice remains the guiding light for opera music; it attracts novices and experts, common people and connoisseurs; it heals human hearts and makes animosity, confrontation and conflicts of the world subside at least for some time.

The project Opera for Peace – Leading Young Voices of the World aims at bringing together leading singers of the young generation. Today, it only starts its work. But its organizers and participants believe that art will help humankind to make a major step in the name of the protection of life, culture, and civilization.

Fragments from the most well-known bel canto operas (The Barber of Seville and The Turk in Italy by Rossini, Norma by Bellini, Maria Stuart, Roberto Devereux, Anna Bolena. Lucia de Lammermoor, La favorite by Donizetti, Don Carlos by Verdi) will be performed by the distinguished young singers who are part of the project. They will be accompanied by All-Russian Youth Symphony Orchestra which united the talented youth of our big country.

The orchestra will be directed by the famous conductor and singer Dmitry Korchak.

Artists and performers

Gala-concert Italian Bel Canto
Project Opera for Peace – Leading Young Voices of the World

Gioacchino Rossini, Vincenzo Bellini, Domenico Gaetano Donizetti, Giuseppe Verdi
Overtures, arias, and opera scenes

Singers
Nombulelo Yende (soprano, South Africa)
Victoria Karkacheva (mezzo-soprano, Russia)
Alec Carlson (tenor, USA)
Dennis Chmelensky (baritone, Germany)
Germán E. Alcántara (bass-baritone, Argentina)

Novaya Rossya State Symphony Orchestra
Directed by Dmitry Korchak

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