Monday, August 31, 2015

Anna Netrebko And Yusif Eyvasov In Lebanon: The Full Concert

Diva Adorned: Kaftan and turban-clad (also covered in
Chopard jewels),  Anna Netrebko makes first appearance
in Lebanon. (Photo: Facebook)
On August 27, 2015, Anna Netrebko and Yusif Eyvasov took to the stage at the Beiteddine Art Festival in Lebanon to perform a concert full of arias and duets including works from Adriana Lecouvreur, Aida, Mefistofele, Otello, Madama Butterfly, La Traviata, Rusalka, La Bohème and more. Hear the full concert and see photos from the evening, after the jump. "The Beiteddine Festival is one of the leading festivals in the Middle East. It takes place in a large and magnificent 200-year old Palace in the Chouf Mountains, in Lebanon. The Palace is a jewel of Lebanese architecture with its many courtyards, monumental gates, elegant arcades and leveled galleries. Each year, in the months of July and August, the Festival presents outstanding performances by world famous stars and Lebanese artists. Concurrent with the performances, the Palace houses one or more international art exhibits. The Festival's first edition was launched in the summer of 1985 amidst the war. It came as an act of faith in Lebanon's cultural role and power of creativity, a call for normality amidst the chaos and madness of war. It was born and has grown in very difficult times and made it against all odds. As of 1987, when Nora Joumblat and an Executive Committee took over the organization of the Festival, it gradually gained regional and international recognition. Since 1997, a new step forward is recorded: the external courtyard of the Palace is fitted to host 5,000 persons. On the creative level, the Festival started producing its own performances, particularly Lebanese plays. The variety and the quality of the Festival's activities attract an ever-increasing audience (51,000 persons in 2003) in which the young generation is worthily represented The Festival is a non-profit organization." [Source]

Anna Netrebko Live at Beiteddine Art Festival - Lebanon 27-8-2015

Guest Tenor : Yusif Eyvazov
Orchestra : Filarmonica Gioachino Rossini Orchestra
Conductor : Marco Boemi

- Part 1:
Danze delle ore - Ponchielli
Ecco respiro appena... la son l'umile ancella - Ciela
E la solita storia - Ciela
L' Altra note in fondo al mare - Boito
Celeste Aida - Verdi
Sinfonia - Verdi
Gia nella notte densa (Duet) - Verdi

-Part 2:
Tu che m'hai preso il cuor (Duet) - Lehar
Ouverture - Strauss
Un bel di vedermo - Puccini
Recitar! mentre preso dal delirio... vesti la giubba - Leoncavallo
Song of the moon - Dvorak
Intermezzo - Puccini
O mio babbino caro - Puccini
O soave fanciulla (Duet) - Puccini

-Encores included:
Nessun Dorma
Libiamo ne'lieti calico (Duet)

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