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100th Anniversary Gala Spectacular - Latvian National Opera - November 30, 2018 (High Definition)

100th Anniversary Gala Spectacular - Latvian National Opera - November 30, 2018 (High Definition)

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Title: 100th Anniversary Gala Spectacular
Date: November 30, 2018
Location: Latvian National Opera, Riga, Latvia
Language: Various/ Original
Subtitles: None
Media Download Available: High Definition Digital Video (HD DVD)
Quality & Size: Superb (High Definition)/ Professional (2.38 GB)
Duration: 3 hours, 9 minutes
Details: Celebrate the centennial anniversaries of Latvian independence and the Latvian National Opera with this spectacular gala concert. Featuring arias by the great opera composers of Italy, Germany and France, this concert also includes music by Jānis Mediņš and other leading Latvian composers of the last 100 years. Latvian National Opera soloists, internationally recognised opera stars and locally beloved singers combine to create an outstanding lineup.
Part One: Latvian Opera

Jānis Mediņš
FIRE AND ICE
04:27 Chorus – ‘Lāčplēs, mēs tevi sveicam!’ LNO Chorus

Arvīds Žilinskis
THE GOLDEN HORSE
07:44 Antiņš’ aria – ‘Sirds kā uguns’ Andris Ludvigs

Romualds Kalsons
THE PRODIGAL SON
11:20 Ilze’s aria – ‘Es atceros, māt’ Inga Kalna
16:00 Roplainis’ aria – ‘Vadi mani, Laimes māte’ Rihards Mačanovskis

Bruno Skulte
THE HEIRESS OF VILKACI
18:50 Maruta and Raitis’ duet – ‘Visiem sapņiem šonakt jāpiepildās’ Dana Bramane, Raimonds Bramanis

Jāzeps Mediņš
THE PRIESTESS
24:07 Mirdza’s song – ‘Mēness starus stīgo’ Inga Šļubovska-Kancēviča

Zigmars Liepiņš
THE ROSE OF TURAIDA
27:00 Jakubowsky’s aria – ‘Ir mīla stiprāka par nāvi’ Jānis Apeinis

Jānis Kalniņš
LOLITA’S WONDERBIRD
30:42 Lolita’s aria – ‘Sārtziedu pilns ābeļzars’ Zanda Švēde, LNO Chorus

Jānis Kalniņš
HAMLET
33:20 Grave-diggers’ duet – ‘Kad biju jauns’ Krišjānis Norvelis, Kalvis Kalniņš

Romualds Kalsons
THE PRODIGAL SON
35:50 Men’s chorus – ‘Pērkonlietus šonakt līs’ LNO Chorus

Part Two: German, Italian and French Opera

Richard Wagner
LOHENGRIN
38:39 Act III Overture

Richard Wagner
TANNHÄUSER
42:05 Tannhäuser’s Rome Narration – ‘Inbrunst im Herzen’ Stephen Gould

Gaetano Donizetti
MARIA STUARDA
54:25 Maria’s prayer – ‘Deh! Tu di un’umile preghiera’ Inga Kalna, LNO Chorus

Gaetano Donizetti
L’ELISIR D’AMORE
58:45 Nemorino’s romance – ‘Una furtiva lagrima’ Rame Lahaj

Umberto Giordano
ANDREA CHÉNIER
1:03:19 Gérard’s monologue – ‘Nemico della Patria’ Egils Siliņš

Francesco Cilèa
L’ARLESIANA
1:08:20 Federico’s lament – ‘E’ la solita storia del pastore’ Irakli Kakhidze

Georges Bizet
CARMEN
1:13:40 Seguidilla – ‘Près des remparts de Séville’ Zanda Švēde

Charles Gounod
FAUST
1:16:34 Méphistophélès’s song – ‘Le veau d’or est toujours debout’ Ain Anger, LNO Chorus

Camille Saint-Saëns
SAMSON ET DALILA
1:19:15 Dalila’s aria – ‘Amour! viens aider ma faiblesse!’ Olesya Petrova
Giacomo Puccini
MANON LESCAUT
1:24:15 Manon’s aria – ‘Sola, perduta, abbandonata’ Dinara Alieva

Giacomo Puccini
TOSCA
1:30:29 Cavaradossi’s aria – ‘E lucevan le stelle’ Murat Karahan
1:34:21 Scarpia’s aria – ‘Tre sbirri... Una carrozza’ Samsons Izjumovs, LNO Chorus

Part Three: Giuseppe Verdi

Giuseppe Verdi
ATILLA
1:39:16 Ezio’s aria – ‘Tregua è cogl’Unni… Dagl’ immortali vertici’ Franco Vassallo

Giuseppe Verdi
MACBETH
1:45:13 Lady Macbeth’s aria – ‘Ambizioso spirto tu sei, Macbetto… Vieni! t’affretta!’ Liudmyla Monastyrska
1:53:18 Macduff’s aria – ‘O figli, o figli miei!... Ah, la paterna mano’ Rame Lahaj

Giuseppe Verdi
NABUCCO
1:57:20 Zacharia’s cavatina – ‘Sperate, o figli!... D’Egitto là sui lidi’ Ain Anger, LNO Chorus
2:05:36 Nabucco and Abigaille’s duet – ‘Donna chi sei?’ Liudmyla Monastyrska, Franco Vassallo

Giuseppe Verdi
RIGOLETTO
2:16:23 Rigoletto’s aria – ‘Cortigiani, vil razza dannata’ Vladislav Sulimsky

Giuseppe Verdi
LA FORZA DEL DESTINO
2:22:07 Leonora’s aria – ‘Pace, pace, mio Dio!’ Dinara Alieva

Giuseppe Verdi
ERNANI
2:28:44 De Silva’s cavatina – ‘Che mai vegg’io!... Infelice! e tuo credevi’ Egils Siliņš

Giuseppe Verdi
IL TROVATORE
2:35:11 Azucena’s aria – ‘Condotta ell’ era in ceppi’ Oļesja Petrova

Giuseppe Verdi
LEONORA
2:40:34 Leonora and Count Luna’s duet – ‘Udiste? Come albeggi’ Liudmyla Monastyrska, Vladislav Sulimsky

Giuseppe Verdi
OTELLO
2:48:47 Otello’s monologue – ‘Dio! mi potevi’ Stephen Gould

Giuseppe Verdi
DON CARLOS
2:54:32 Don Carlos and di Posa’s duet ‘Dio che nell’alma infondere’ Irakli Kakhidze, Vladislav Sulimsky

Giacomo Puccini
TURANDOT
2:58:05 Calaf’s aria – ‘Nessun dorma’ Murat Karahan, LNO chorus
3:02:07 Finale – ‘Diecimila anni al nostro Imperatore!’ Soloists and LNO Chorus
  • Latvian National Opera Soloists
  • Conductor: Mārtiņš Ozoliņš, Modestas Pitrenas, Aleksandrs Viļumanis, Jānis Liepiņš, Normunds Vaicis
  • Director: Elita Bukovska
  • Set Designer: Mārtiņš Vilkārsis
  • Lighting Designer: Sandra Bermaka
  • Video Director: Zane Zelmene
  • LNOB Chief Conductor and Music Director of the Concert: Mārtiņš Ozoliņš
  • Casting Manager: Ilze Sprancmane
  • Stage Manager: Valda Ilgisone
  • Production Manager: Anda Siliņa
  • LNO Orchestra Director: Miks Vilsons
  • LNO Chief Chorus Master: Aigars Meri
Inga Kalna Soprano
Liudmyla Monastyrska Soprano
Dinara Alieva Soprano
Dana Bramane Soprano
Inga Šļubovska-Kancēviča Soprano
Olesya Petrova Mezzo
Zanda Švēde Mezzo
Stephen Gould Tenor
Murat Karahan Tenor
Rame Lahaj Tenor
Irakli Kakhidze Tenor
Raimonds Bramanis Tenor
Andris Ludvigs Tenor
Franco Vassallo Baritone
Vladislav Sulimsky Baritone
Samsons Izjumovs Baritone
Kalvis Kalniņš Baritone
Jānis Apeinis Baritone
Krišjānis Norvelis Bass
Ain Anger Bass
Egils Siliņš Bass-baritone
Rihards Mačanovskis Bass-baritone