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FULL La Grande Opera Italiana Patrimonio dell’Umanità Verona 2024 Kaufmann Florez Feola Pratt Grigolo Meli Tezier Salsi

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  • Published by: RAI 1  
  • Date Published: 2024  
  • Format: Broadcast
  • Quality Video: 4 Audio:4
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On Friday 7 June , the Ministry of Culture , in collaboration with the Arena di Verona Foundation , celebrates Italian opera singing, a world heritage site, in an exceptional evening at the Arena di Verona. In one night, the most beautiful pages of the Opera and, on the same stage, the best international performers broadcast worldwide by Rai. The absolute protagonist is opera singing, with one hundred and sixty orchestra professors and three hundred choir artists from the Italian symphonic opera foundations. With the extraordinary participation of Maestro Riccardo Muti .

The evening, created with the participation of SIAE , ANFOLS , Teatro alla Scala and Accademia di Santa Cecilia , will be hosted by Alberto Angela , Cristiana Capotondi , Luca Zingaretti . In the audience the major Italian authorities, representatives of cultural institutions, UNESCO and ambassadors of the countries in the world where the Opera is most loved.

The show will open with Maestro Riccardo Muti, ambassador of Italian excellence in the world, on the podium. He will conduct, in the first part of the evening, the most significant pieces for orchestra and choir of the great Italian opera, from the reign of Belcanto of Guglielmo Tell and Norma, to the Verdi and Risorgimento epics of Nabucco and Macbeth, to the symphonic and choral pages great from Mephistopheles and Manon Lescaut.

In addition to the great pages that have made the history of music, and of Italy itself, the second part of the evening will offer an exciting anthology of the most famous opera pieces by Puccini, Rossini, Bellini, Donizetti, Verdi, Mascagni, Leoncavallo, Giordano, played by an unrepeatable cast. Stars from all over the world united by Italian opera singing, such as the sopranos Anna Netrebko, Eleonora Buratto, Rosa Feola, Juliana Grigoryan, Jessica Pratt, Mariangela Sicilia, the mezzo-soprano Aigul Akhmetshina, the tenors Jonas Kaufmann, Renè Barbera, Juan Diego Flórez, Vittorio Grigolo, Brian Jagde, Francesco Meli, Galeano Salas, the baritones Nicola Alaimo, Luca Salsi, Ludovic Tézier, the bass Alexander Vinogradov, conducted by the young Maestro Francesco Ivan Ciampa.

For the occasion, Fondazione Arena di Verona has designed, with Filippo Tonon, an original scenographic system, which will welcome orchestra and choir on the stage and transform the mystical gulf into a new scenic space for another Italian excellence in the world, dance. The Étoiles Roberto Bolle and Nicoletta Manni will perform two choreographies signed by Massimiliano Volpini, created specifically for this event and performed for the first time. On the music of the great masters, including Giacomo Puccini whose centenary of his death is being celebrated this year, the two Étoiles of the Teatro alla Scala in Milan will first perform a pas de deux to the notes of Madama Butterfly, followed by the solo of Bubbles on Cavalleria Rusticana. Also on stage during the evening were fifty dancers from the Fondazione Arena dance troupe.

The event will be broadcast live worldwide on Rai 1 from 8.30pm. Three different narrators will introduce the general public to the exceptional heritage of Italian opera and opera singing, together for the first time: Alberto Angela, Cristiana Capotondi and Luca Zingaretti. They will be the ones to move in the different spaces of the Arena, among the audience and behind the scenes of this monumental set, which every summer, since 1913, has hosted the most complex, accomplished and grandiose live show ever: the opera.

This is the first event of this kind, which the Ministry of Culture hopes to replicate every year, on 7 June, in the most evocative places in Italy.


Gioachino Rossini Guglielmo Tell Overture
Vincenzo Bellini Norma Overture
Giuseppe Verdi Macbeth Patria oppressa
Giuseppe Verdi Nabucco Overture
Giuseppe Verdi Nabucco Va, pensiero
Giacomo Puccini Manon Lescaut Intermezzo
Arrigo Boito Mefistofele Prologue (Opening Chorus)

Charles Gounod Faust Le veau d’or · Cesare Siepi (Archival Performance)

Giacomo Puccini Tosca E lucevan le stelle · Jonas Kaufmann
Vincenzo Bellini Norma Casta Diva · Jessica Pratt
Giuseppe Verdi Messa da Requiem Dies irae
Giacomo Puccini Turandot Tu che di gel sei cinta · Rosa Feola
Gioachino Rossini Il Barbiere di Siviglia Largo al factotum della città · Nicola Alaimo
Giacomo Puccini Madama Butterfly Coro a bocca chiusa · Nicoletta Manni, Roberto Bolle
Giacomo Puccini La Bohème Che gelida manina · Juan Diego Flórez
Giacomo Puccini Tosca Va’ Tosca… Te Deum · Luca Salsi, Matteo Macchioni

Giuseppe Verdi Falstaff Sul fil d’un soffio etesio · Graziella Sciutti (Archival Performance)

Vincenzo Bellini I Capuleti e i Montecchi Oh! quante volte, oh quante · Mariangela Sicilia
Giuseppe Verdi Rigoletto Cortigiani, vil razza dannata · Luca Salsi

Vincenzo Bellini La Sonnambula Ah! non credea mirarti · Anna Moffo (Archival Performance)

Giuseppe Verdi Aida Triumphal March
Giacomo Puccini La Bohème Quando me’n vo · Juliana Grigoryan
Ruggero Leoncavallo Pagliacci Recitar!… Vesti la giubba · Brian Jagde
Giacomo Puccini Gianni Schicchi O mio babbino caro · Mariangela Sicilia
Georges Bizet Carmen Les tringles des sistres tintaient · Aigul Akhmetshina, Sofia Koberidze,
Daniela Cappiello
Giacomo Puccini La Bohème Vecchia zimarra, senti · Gianluca Buratto
Pietro Mascagni Cavalleria rusticana Intermezzo · Roberto Bolle
Giuseppe Verdi Il Trovatore Di quella pira · Galeano Salas
Gaetano Donizetti L’Elisir d’amore Una furtiva lagrima · Francesco Meli
Giacomo Puccini Madama Butterfly Un bel dì vedremo · Eleonora Buratto
Umberto Giordano Andrea Chénier Nemico della patria · Ludovic Tézier
Giuseppe Verdi Rigoletto La donna è mobile · Juan Diego Flórez
Giacomo Puccini Turandot Nessun dorma · Vittorio Grigolo
Giuseppe Verdi La Traviata Libiamo ne’ lieti calici · Rosa Feola, Vittorio Grigolo

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