Gala from Berlin 2022
Live recording from the Philharmonie, Berlin
31 December 2022
Kirill Petrenko, conductor
Jonas Kaufmann, tenor
On New Year's Eve 2022, the Berliner Philharmoniker and chief conductor Kirill Petrenko welcome a very special guest: Star tenor Jonas Kaufmann joins in for a rousing Italian and Russian programme. Save the date for our live transmission of "Gala from Berlin 2022". Sonorous foundation, radiant high notes, intelligent shaping: all this makes Jonas Kaufmann a leading singer worldwide. The programme includes famous preludes from Italian opera, Piotr Tchaikovsky's rapturous Capriccio Italien and the most beautiful pieces from Sergei Prokofiev's ballet Romeo and Juliet with its blend of brilliance and striking expressiveness.
Giuseppe Verdi: La forza del destino: Overture; La forza del destino: "La vita è inferno all'infelice ... Oh, tu che in seno agli angeli", Aria of Alvaro
Riccardo Zandonai: Giulietta e Romeo: ‟Giulietta! Son io!”, Aria of Romeo
Sergei Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet (Excerpts)
Umberto Giordano: Andrea Chénier: ‟Un di all'azzurro”, Aria of Andrea
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria rusticana: Intermezzo; Cavalleria rusticana: ‟Mamma, quel vino è generoso”, Aria of Turrido
Nino Rota: La strada, Orchestral Suite: 1. Nozze in campagna, "È arrivato Zampanò"; La strada, Orchestral Suite: 2. I tre suonatori e il Matto sul filo
Piotr Tchaikovsky: Capriccio italien, Op. 45
Nino Rota: Parla più piano
Dmitri Shostakovich: Tarantella
Duration: approx. 90'
TV Director: Henning Kasten
Produced by EuroArts Music, RBB, SMG China in collaboration with ARTE
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Festspielhaus Baden-Baden: Tchaikovsky: Pique Dame
The Festspielhaus Baden-Baden hosts the Easter Festival 2022 as a great return of the Live Opera with Tchaikovsky´s classic Pique Dame. The sets and cast of this production set standards and compete with cinema set design. Together for the first time, Kirill Petrenko and the Berliner Philharmoniker perform an opera production. Pique Dame was written during probably the most difficult period in Tchaikovsky´s life, when he himself was already beginning to sense how hard he would have to work for his own happiness. The very self-critical composer considered it to be his best opera. Now it is Kirill Petrenko together with Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier who are reshuffling the cards.
"Pique Dame will hardly be seen with a better cast of singers at the moment."
Moshe Leiser & Patrice Caurier, production
Kirill Petrenko, conductor
with Elena Stikhina, Lisa; Arsen Soghomonyan, Hermann; Doris Soffel, Gräfin; Vladislav Sulimsky, Graf Tomski; Aigul Akhmetshina, Polina; Boris Pinkhasovich, Fürst Jelezki
Progr. No.: 6901
TV Director: Nele Münchmeyer
Produced by EuroArts in coproduction with SWR/arte