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Our classics – Favourite operatic arias

Iceland Symphony Orchestra

Þessi viðburður er liðinn

What is your favourite operatic aria? Is it “Nessun dorma” from Turandot? The Queen of the Night’s aria from The Magic Flute? Or perhaps Dvořák’s “Song to the Moon”? The “Our classics” concerts with Iceland Symphony held last autumn were enthusiastically received, and this year we are continuing with a programme emphasising operatic music. The Icelandic National Broadcasting Service collaborates with the Iceland Symphony Orchestra and the Icelandic Opera in an online election giving the general public to select their favourite arias. The arias that receive the most votes in the election will be performed in Eldborg hall at a special gala concert, a pre-season taste of the upcoming year at the ISO.

The conductor is Daníel Bjarnason, and Iceland’s leading singers will be on hand as needed. The results cannot be published yet, however, as the programme will be entirely in your hands.

  • Program

    Georges Bizet Carmen, forspil
    Gaetano Donizetti Una furtiva lagrima úr Ástardrykknum
    George Gershwin Summertime úr Porgy og Bess
    Pjotr Tsjajkovskíj Aría Gremíns úr Evgení Onégin
    Georges Bizet Toreador úr Carmen
    Leo Delibes Blómadúettinn úr Lakmé
    Giuseppe Verdi Va, pensiero, þrælakórinn úr Nabucco
    Giacomo Puccini O mio babbino caro úr Gianni Schicchi
    Giacomo Puccini Nessun dorma úr Turandot
    Henry Purcell When I am laid in earth úr Dídó og Eneas
    W.A. Mozart Aría Næturdrottningarinnar úr Töfraflautunni
    W.A. Mozart Pa-pa-gena…Pa-pa-geno úr Töfraflautunni
    Antonín Dvorák Söngur til mánans úr Rusölku
    Richard Wagner Pílagrímakórinn úr Tannhäuser
    Pietro Mascagni Intermezzo úr Cavalleria rusticana
    Georges Bizet Au fond du temple saint úr Perluköfurunum
    Georges Bizet Habanera úr Carmen
    Giuseppe Verdi Libiamo ne’ lieti calici úr La traviata

    CONDUCTOR
    Daníel Bjarnason

    SOLOISTS
    Þóra Einarsdóttir
    Sigrún Hjálmtýsdóttir
    Dísella Lárusdóttir
    Hallveig Rúnarsdóttir
    Suzanne Fischer
    Sigríður Ósk Kristjánsdóttir
    Hildigunnur Einarsdóttir
    Elmar Gilbertsson
    Ólafur Kjartan Sigurðarson
    Kristinn Sigmundsson

    CHOIRS
    Icelandic Opera Choir
    Reykjavík Opera Choir
    Karlakór Kópavogs