August 2, 2020, 19:30
Great Hall of the Dzintari Concert Hall
GALA Concert The Most Beautiful Opera Arias
Alisa Zinovjeva, soprano
Aleksandrs Antoņenko, tenor
Uladzislau Sulimski (Belarus), baritone
Jurmala Festival Orchestra
Conductor Vello Pahn (Estonia)
The most prominent Latvian tenor Aleksandrs Antoņenko has conquered the world's most famous opera-theatres and concert halls over the last ten years, performing nearly 30 roles for tenors. Since 2004, he has become the most internationally renowned Latvian tenor, who has successfully debuted in Berlin's operas, Dresden Semperoper, Oslo and Stockholm Royal Opera, Geneva, Paris, Rome and Munich Opera Houses, Vienna State Opera, London Covent Garden and New York's Metropolitan Opera House. Led by conductor Riccardo Mutti, Antoņenko’s debut as Otello in the prestigious Salzburg Festival in 2008 was a tremendous success. A year later, he successfully debuted at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York, where A. Antonenko now returns regularly, playing the leading tenor roles.
Alisa Zinovjeva is known as a Latvia-born Italian opera diva. The soprano, who graduated the Santa Cecilia Conservatoire with excellence and studied at Milan’s La Scala Academy, has been living in Italy for several years now and developed her creative talent by working with a wide range of opera theatres, as well as going on world tours.
The soloist's trusted companion on the journey to the opera world will be the Jurmala Festival Orchestra, created especially for the Jurmala Festival with the passionate participation of the leading Latvian symphony orchestras, including the best artists of the Latvian National Symphony Orchestra and the Latvian National Opera Orchestra, and led by the Estonian maestro and student of Arvids and Mariss Jansons - the artistic director and chief conductor of the Estonian National Opera Vello Pahn.
Jūrmala festival orchestra
Baritone Vladislav Sulimski, who charmed the visitors to Dzintari Concert Hall at last year's Jurmala Festival GALA concert, was born in Belarus but graduated from the Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatoire in St. Petersburg. He has been successful in many international competitions and is a soloist at Mary Theatre since 2004. Vladislav Sulimski sang Onegin at the Bastille Opera in Paris, Teatro Real Madrid, Moscow Grand Theatre and Malmo Opera, Yelecki in Turin Theatre in Reggio, sang Pastor "Hovenschina" and Pantaloni in "Love on Three Oranges" at the German Opera in Berlin, Count Luna in “Troubadour” by Verdi, the Jago in "Otello" at the Vienna State Opera, and the title role in the Verdi Opera "Rigoleto" at the Wiesbaden Opera. He has also sung at the Royal Opera in Stockholm, the Mikeli Festival, Theater an der Wien, Helsinki, Cologne, Dallas opera houses and other venues. Vladislav Sulimski regularly performs with the outstanding artist Anna Netrebko in the opera “Jolanta”, as well as in the operas “Troubadour” and “Love Drink”. In 2018, he made his debut at the Salzburg Festival with Tomsk role in the production of P. Tchaikovsky's opera “The Queen of Spades”, conducted by Mariss Jansons. The recording of Dmitri Shostakovich's opera "Nose" (conductor Valery Gergiev), in which Vladislav Sulimski sings the role of Kovalev, is nominated for a Grammy Award.