The Great Opera Arias for Mezzo

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PreviousJuly 1970

The arrangements of the scores of these Grands Airs d'Opéra were made for an alto soloist, accompanied by a string quartet formation. The works performed are among the best known operas of the classical repertoire.

Several works are on the bill: Carmende Bizet, the most performed opera in the world, famous for "La Séguedille" and "Love is a rebellious bird", as well as Nabuccode Verdi, Mozartet's The Marriage of Figaro and many other composers. This programme will be completed by musical interludes such as Gounodet's "Ave Maria" and Schubert's "La Truite".

Program and cast

"Ave Maria" by Gounod/ "The Trout" by Schubert,

"Séguédille", "Chanson bohème", "Love is a rebellious bird" in Carmende Bizet,

"Va pensiero" in Nabucco, Verdi's "Stride la vampa",

Purcell's "Death of Dido",

"Lascia ch'io pianga" by Handel,

"O del mio dolce ardor" by Gluck,

"Voi che sapete" in The Marriage of Figaro Mozart,

"Bereite dichZion" by Bach,

"Esurientes, implevit", "Cum dederit" by Vivaldi.

Helios Orchestra

Viola Soloist: Daïa Durimel

Church of Saint-Germain-des-Prés

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