GALA CONCERT: KARITA MATTILA
The Rijeka audience will have the opportunity to experience the concert of one of the most sought-after dramatic sopranos in the world!
Finnish soprano Karita Mattila, along with Finnish conductor Villa Matvejeff, brings some of her favorite roles to the Rijeka stage, which she has performed at La Scala, the Metropolitan and the Royal Opera House over a career spanning more than three decades. The program includes works by Puccini, Dvořák, Wagner, and, of course, Sibelius.
Kartia Mattila regularly performs throughout Europe with the greatest orchestras and on the most famous stages, and she has a rich discographic collection behind her. She has won numerous awards, including two Grammy Awards for Best Opera Recording, the Musician of the Year Award from Musical America Magazine and annual music awards from the prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society.
With this concert, the Rijeka Opera once more becomes a part of the world opera scene.
Jean Sibelius: Pohjolan tytär, op. 49 (Pohjolina’s daughter) – Rijeka Symphony Orchestra
Jean Sibelius: Flickan kom ifran sin älsklings möte / Mädchen kam vom Stelldichein, op. 37, no. 5 (The Girl Returned from a Rendezvous) – Karita Mattila
Antonín Dvořák: Rusalka, Overture – Rijeka Symphony Orchestra
Antonín Dvořák: Rusalka, Měsíčku na nebi hlubokém (Moon Anthem), Rusalka’s aria – Karita Mattila
Giacomo Puccini: Manon Lescaut, Intermezzo – Rijeka Symphony Orchestra
Giacomo Puccini: Manon Lescaut, Sola, perduta, abbandonata (Alone, Lost, Abandoned), Manon Lescaut’s aria – Karita Mattila
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Richard Wagner: Tannhäuser, Overture– Rijeka Symphony Orchestra
Richard Wagner: Tannhäuser, Dich, teure Halle (You, Dear Hall), Elizabeth’s aria – Karita Mattila
Richard Wagner: Tristan und Isolde, Prelude – Rijeka Symphony Orchestra
Richard Wagner: Tristan und Isolde, Liebestod: Mild und leise (Love Death: Gentle and Quiet), Isolde’s aria – Karita Mattila
General Sponsor of the Rijeka Symphony Orchestra
Sponsor of the Karita Mattila Gala Concert