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August 23, 2013

Gotham goes to Venice

A Musical Journey, From Venice to Tuscany and back again 1851-1991

August 26, 2013 at 9pm

Following on the great success of our performances of Daniel Catán’s 1988 opera, La hija de Rappaccini (Rappaccini’s Daughter), at Brooklyn Botanic Garden (New York) in June and Greystone Park (Los Angeles) in July, Gotham Chamber Opera, in collaboration with Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents selections from La hija de Rappaccini at the Guggenheim Collection in Venice, Italy. The program, A Musical Journey, From Venice to Tuscany and back again 1851-1991,will take the audience on a journey around northern Italy through operatic selections from the 19th and 20th century, from operas set in Venice, San Gimignano, Genoa, Mantua, Verona and Padua (the setting for Catán’s opera).

“When we were invited to present a program at the Guggenheim courtyard in Venice, I thought it would be wonderful to present some selections from La hija de Rappaccini, as it will be fresh in everyone's memory after our recent performances in New York and Los Angeles. As Rappaccini takes place in Padova (which is close to Venice), I thought it might be fun for the Venetians to attend a program of arias and opera scenes set in Venice and its environs. In order to construct the most interesting program and best show off our singers' considerable talents, I decided to extend the area covered to include most of Northern Italy: Veneto, Toscana, and Liguria, and organize it as round-trip excursion beginning and ending in Venice,” said Neal Goren, artistic director of Gotham Chamber Opera.


Un Itinerario Lirico: Veneto –Toscana – Liguria – Veneto 1851-1991
Gotham Chamber Opera
Neal Goren, direttore artistico
Elaine Alvarez, soprano; Abby Powell, mezzo-soprano; Daniel Montenegro, tenore; Eric Dubin, baritone; Neal Goren, Maestro Accompagnatore; Andrew Eggert, Regista

Offenbach: I racconti di Hoffmann, aria e duetto (Hoffmann/Giulietta) – Daniel Montenegro, Abby Powell
Verdi: Attila: aria “Dagl’immortali vertici” (Attila) – Eric Dubin

San Gimignano (Pieve di Santa Maria Assunta a Cellole)
Puccini: Suor Angelica: Angelica/Principessa scena e arie – Elaine Alvarez, Abby Powell

Verdi Simon Boccanegra: duetto (Amelia/Boccanegra) – Elaine Alvarez, Daniel Montenegro

Verdi: Oberto: Aria "E che gli resta a proferire..." (Cuniza) – Abby Powell

Gounod: Romeo e Giulietta: aria “Ah! Lève-toi, soleil” (Romeo) – Daniel Montenegro

Catán: Tre brani dal La hija de Rappaccini
Aria (Giovanni), Duetto (Beatriz/Giovanni), Trio finale (Beatriz/Giovanni/Rappaccini) – Elaine Alvarez, Daniel Montenegro, Eric Dubin

Ponchielli: La Gioconda: duetto (Gioconda/Laura) – Elaine Alvarez, Abby Powell

The Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice
Peggy Guggenheim was dedicated to the advancement of 20th century art. Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, where Peggy Guggenheim lived and which is now the location of her museum, is an unfinished 18th century Grand Canal palace.

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