|Who||Janacek Phliharmonic Ostrava (Czech Republic)
Marko Ivanović, conductor (Czech Republic)
|Soloists||Nika Gorič, soprano (Slovenia)
David Bizic, bariton (Serbia)
|Where||Valtice Castle Riding Hall|
Gioacchino Rossini Finale from the opera William Tell (ouverture), Sois immobile (William Tell) · Gaetano Donizetti Quel guardo il cavaliere… So anch’io la virtù magica (Don Pasquale), Come Paride vezzoso from the opera The Elixir of Love, Prendi, per me sei libero… Il mio rigor dimentica (The Elixir of Love) · Gabriel Fauré Ouverture from the orchestral suite Masques et bergamasques, op. 112 · Gaetano Donizetti Pronta io son (Don Pasquale) · concert interval · Georges Bizet Ouverture from the opera Carmen, Votre toast, je peux vous le rendre (Carmen), Je dis que rien ne m’épouvante (Carmen), L’orage s’est calmé from the opera The Pearl Fishers · Dora Pejačević Ouverture in d minor for orchestra, op. 49 · Josip Ipavec Ruski ples from opera Princesa Vrtoglavka, Pesem glasbene skrinjice (Princesa Vrtoglavka) · Josip Slavenski Pjesme moje majke (arr. for orchestra) · George Bizet Je frémis, je chancelle (The Pearl Fishers)
The concert is held under the auspices, J.E. Mr. Berislav Vekić, the Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia to the Czech Republic
General partner of the festival and main partner of the concert:
A Slovenian soprano with “unique versatility and theatrical ability” – that is how Nika Gorič can be described. Her singing career began at the Ballet and Music School in Maribor, continued at the University of the Arts in Graz and ended at the Royal Academy of Music in London. There, she received The Queen’s Commendation for Excellence for outstanding academic achievement. Her operatic repertoire ranges from baroque works (Claudio Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea) to romantic operettas (Johann Strauss II’s Die Fledermaus) and even performed Seven Early Songs of Alban Berg. Gorič has performed all over the world, at many major festivals and with many world orchestras (Australian Chamber Orchestra, Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Cracow Festival Orchestra). This season she appears in the operas The Magic Flute, The Elixir of Love and Rigoletto.
Serbian baritone David Bizic was born in Belgrade and studied at the International Vocal Arts Institute in New York and the New Israeli Opera Young Artist Studio in Tel Aviv. Primarily, he focuses on opera singing and has performed in opera houses around the world: Metropolitan Opera, Israel Opera, Santa Fe Opera and opera houses in Paris, Barcelona, Belgrade and Stockholm. He is especially appreciated for his roles in Mozart’s operas, of which Don Giovanni, Leporello, Figaro and Guglielmo are among his regular repertoire. His mastery of opera singing was proven in 2007, when he received second place in the Operalia World Opera Competition. Additionally, he also appeared in Fauré’s Requiem, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 and Brahms’ German Requiem.
Marko Ivanović is a Czech conductor and composer with Serbian roots. He is one of the leading persons of our contemporary music and theatre scene. Ivanović is also a promoter and specialist in contemporary music and 20th century music – in addition to several world premieres of works by Michal Nejtek, Slavomír Hořínka, Jiří Kadeřábek and Miroslav Srnka, he has been responsible for the first Czech performances of many key works of world contemporary repertoire, such as Arvo Pärt’s Passions or Steve Reich’s Music for 18 Musicians. Since 2015, he has been the chief conductor of the Janáček Opera at the National Theatre Brno, but he continues to make guest appearances in many countries around the world – Japan, Poland, Germany and others. Among his greatest international successes is the performance of the Brno version of Janáček’s Jenůfa at the Malmö Opera in Sweden. In addition, he is a sought-after promoter of music, evidenced by cycles Čtyři kroky do nového světa (“Four Steps into the New World”) or Krok za oponu (“Step behind the Curtain”). Zobrazit více
Janáček Philharmonie Ostrava
The Janáček Philharmonic Ostrava (JFO) was founded in 1954 under the direction of Otakar Pařík. Soon, it travelled abroad (USA, China, Switzerland) and began to cooperate with world soloists and conductors (J. Bělohlávek, Ch. Mackerras, J. Carreras, D. Ishizaku). In recent years, the orchestra has been most influenced by the chief conductors Christian Arming, Theodore Kuchar and Vassily Sinaisky. The JFO holds the first place among the large Czech orchestras as it focuses on performing contemporary works – often in Czech premieres – for which the conductor and composer Petr Kotík might be credited.