Friday, September 18, 2009

Anna Netrebko and Massimo Giordano, Radiohusets Koncertsal, Copenhagen 18. Sep 2009

The Russian-Austrian soprano Anna Netrebko and the Italian tenor Massimo Giordano started the Scandinavian Concert Tour at the Radiohusets Koncertsal of Copenhagen on 18. Sep 2009, Anna's birthday date. Maestro Emmanuel Villaume conducted the Danish National Symphony Orchestra/DR.

This is the first time that Anna Netrebko sings in Copenhagen and the tickets for the concert were sold-out in just 14 minutes, despite the fact that the concert was not advertised at all. This can give a good idea of the great expectation existing to see Anna Netrebko in Copenhagen.

First impressions say that the concert was fantastic. The programme, with some slight variations with respect to what it had been announced, included famous works, arias and duets, from Gounod, Verdi and Donizetti in the first part of the concert and Arditi, Tosti, Tchaikovsky, Dvorak and Puccini in the second part. After a first encore with Massimo singing "Core'ngrato" by Cardillo, Anna came on stage and the audience start to sing a touching "Happy Birthday, dear Anna". As a second encore, Anna sang "Meine Lippen, sie kussen so heiss" from "Giuditta". The last encore was the "Brindisi" from "La Traviata" sang by Anna Netrebko and Massimo Giordano. The concert ended with a standing ovation.

The Radiohusets Koncertsal of Copenhagen is a brand new building designed by Jean Nouvel which was inaugurated in January 2009 with a tv broadcast gala.

The Scandinavian Concert Tour of Anna Netrebko and Massimo Giordano with the maestro Emmanuel Villaume will continue with a concerts at the Oslo Konserthuset in Oslo on 21. Sep 2009 and at the Konserthuset in Stockholm on 24. Sep 2009. It will be also the first time that Anna Netrebko sings in Oslo and Stockholm and, needless to say, that there is also a great expectation to see Anna for first time in those cities.

Anna Netrebko, soprano
Massimo Giordano, tenor

Danish National Symphony Orchestra/DR
Emmanuel Villaume, conductor

Radiohusets Koncertsal, Copenhagen 18. Sep 2009

1. Teil

C. Gounod: Overture, 1. Act of "Roméo et Juliette", Orchestra
C. Gounod: "Va! je t´ai pardonné... Nuit d'hyménée" from "Roméo et Juliette", Anna Netrebko and Massimo Giordano
G. Verdi: Overture, "Nabucco", Orchestra
G. Donizetti: "Regnava nel silenzio" from "Lucia di Lammermoor", Anna Netrebko
G. Donizetti: "Una furtiva lagrima" from "L´Elisir d´Amore", Massimo Giordano
G. Donizetti: "Caro elisir! Sei mio!... Esulti pur la barbara" from "L'Elisir d'Amore", Anna Netrebko and Massimo Giordano

2. Teil

L. Arditi: "Il bacio", Anna Netrebko
F. Tosti: "L'alba separa dalla luce l'ombra", Massimo Giordano
P.I. Tchaikovsky: "Polonaise" from "Eugen Onegin", Orchestra
P.I. Tchaikovsky: "Kuda, Kuda" from "Eugen Onegin", Massimo Giordano
A. Dvorak: "Song to the moon" from "Rusalka", Anna Netrebko
G. Puccini: "Intermezzo" from "Manon Lescaut", Orchestra
G. Puccini: "Che gelida manina" from "La Bohème", Massimo Giordano
G. Puccini: "Si, mi chiamamo Mimi" from "La Bohème", Anna Netrebko
G. Puccini: "O soave fanciulla" from "La Bohème", Anna Netrebko and Massimo Giordano

S. Cardillo: "Core'ngrato", Massimo Giordano
"Happy Birthday, dear Anna", Orchestra and Audience
F. Lehar: "Meine Lippen, sie kussen so heiss" from "Giuditta", Anna Netrebko
G. Verdi: Brindisi from "La Traviata", Anna Netrebko and Massimo Giordano

On-line Press Reports
Anna Netrebko udsolgt på 14 minutter - [Danish]
Netrebko synger om kys og kærlighed - [Danish]
Anna Netrebko Galla - [Danish]
Supersopran bød på champagneskål og babyskrål - By Thomas Michelsen, 19. Sep 2009 [Danish]
Koncert: Gallakoncert med Anna Netrebko og Massimo Giordano - By Søren Schauser, 19. Sep 2009 [Danish]


The concert will be broadcast by Danish Radio P2 on 20. Sep 2009 at 19:00 and 26. Sep 2009 16:30. Listen live to DR P2.

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  1. Thanls Christian for sending the corrections to the programme. I'm glad you enjoyed so much the concert.

  2. how I wish I were there :-(
    but thanks for telling us about the broadcast - I will definitely record it!

  3. I tried - but my 'Wire Tap Studio' decided to go on strike today - it usually works perfectly :-(

    Hopefully I'll get a second chance if they re-run this broadcast ... or that somebody else succeeded to record it!

  4. YES - there will be another broadcast of the concert on Saturday at 4 - and I updated my Wire Tap Studio - so it works now!!!

  5. Thanks Gawinski. My recording was also messed up, so great to get a second chance on Saturday. Unfortunately, the repeat is on DR Klassisk - a DAB and internet only channel.



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