2 Nov 18, 21:00
Main Ceremony Hall of the Aristotles University of Thessaloniki
Thessaloniki City Symphony Orchestra
‘’Gala Rossini – Gounod’’
Thessaloniki City Symphony Orchestra dedicates this concert to the 150th anniversary of the death of the Italian composer of bel canto Gioacchino Rossini and to the 200th anniversary of the birth of the French composer, the spokesman for the French Opéra lyrique, Charles Gounod. TCSO hosts emerging young lyric singers, as part of an effort to help bring out the new talented generation of artists by offering their musical experience.
The young singers will interpret arias from known works by G. Rossini and from the opera “Faust”, which is perhaps the most popular of the 12 lyric works composed by Charles Gounod, with the first part of the concert closing with the famous “Two Cats Duet”,thought in this caseit will be sang by “four”. In the second half of the programm Gounod’s Symphony No. 1 in D-major will be performed under the baton of the Artistic Director of the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra , German conductor Jens Georg Bachmann, who has a long and distinguished career throughout Europe and the USA.
The concert will be held on Friday, November 2nd, 2018, at 21:00, at the Main Ceremony Hall of the Aristotles University of Thessaloniki , which is free of charge from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in the framework of its collaboration with the Cultural Directorate of the Municipality of Thessaloniki.
G. Rossini: Overture from the Opera Il Signor Bruschino
Retsitatives and arias from G. Rossini and C. Gounod Operas
Stamatia Molloudi – mezzo
Danai Kyritsi – soprano
Sofia Mpermperidou -soprano
Giorgos Sofialidis – baritone
G. Rossini: Duetto di ‘’…Quattro’’Gatti (four cats duet)
C. Gounod: Symphony No 1 in D-major
Jens Georg Bachmann, Conductor