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Passion and Malice – Opera arias and duets

Sunday Classics

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Spend an afternoon watching the dramatic clash between family unfold, and see the tragic surprises between brother and sister, father and fiancée, and father and daughter. Witness the famous opera duets from GiuseppeVerdi´s and Gaetano Donizetti´s operas where we come to a defining moment in the opera where there is no turning back. The arias written by these same composers are full of passion, longing for your loved one, malice and revenge.

Antonía Hevesi, Pianist, was born in Hungary and Graduated from the F.Liszt music academy in Budapest with a MA-degree in choir conducting and as a high school teacher in song and harmonics. She also studied the organ in Hochschule für Musik u.darstellende Kunst in Graz in Austria with Otto Bruckner. She has held numerous concerts as an organist and a piano accompanist all over Europe and Canada. She has taken parts in masterclasses in piano accompaniment and singing and she has also been recorded on CDs. From the year 2002 Antonía has been a artistic director and a piano accompanist in noon concert series in Hafnarborg as well as performing in many noon concerts for the Icelandic Opera from the year 2009. She is also a founding member of the operatic group Óp-hópurinn. In the last years she has participated in 30 operas, with Norðuróp, Litla Óperukompaníið, Óp-hópurinn and the Icelandic Opera. She is an active piano-and organ accompanist in Icelandic music culture and performs regularly in concerts with soloists, chamber groups and choirs.

Guðbjörg R. Tryggvadóttir sopran, graduated with LRSM from the Singing School of Reykjavik. Her professores were Magnús Jónsson and Þuríður Pálsdóttir. After graduation she studied for 3 years with Prófessor André Orlowitz in Copenhagen. Guðbjörg sang with the choir of the Icelandic Opera from 1994 to 2002 and participated in all the performance in the Icelandic Opera that time period. Guðbjörg has given a numerous solo concerts both in Reykjavik and abroad.

Guðmundur Karl Eiríksson bariton is born and raised in the Southern region of Iceland. He graduated from The Vocal Institute of Reykjavík (Söngskólinn í Reykjavík) where he studied classical singing under the guidance of Garðar Thor Cortes. Furthermore, he completed studies in classical singing at The Vocal Institute of Sigurður Demetz (Söngskóli Sigurðar Demetz) where he studied under the guidance of Kristján Jóhannsson. Guðmundur completed a master’s diploma from Accademia Renato Bruson, Italy, from the guidance of Renato Bruson himself. Guðmundur has performed many times in Iceland and in Italy. He performed the role of Schaunard in La bohéme at Rimini, Italy. He also performed the leading role of Thor in Þrymskviða by Jón Ásgeirsson. In addition, Guðmundur has arranged Christmas concerts in his home region year 2017 and 2018 where other Icelandic classical singers performed with him.

Classical Sundays / Schedule Winter 2019 – 2020

September 2019

08.09.2019 Passion and Malice

15.09.2019 Women of Note

29.09. 2019 The Chamber Music Society #1: Brahms & Tanyev

October 2019

06.10.2019 Camerarctica – Mozart arias and Brahms

20.10.2019 The Chamber Music Society #2: Mozart & Schumann 

27.10.2019 Reykjavík Chamber Orchestra – Three Frenchmen and Schumann

November 2019

03.11.2019 Icelandic Songs with Ragnheiður Gröndal

10.11.2019 Sólveig Thoroddsen – The Harp in Harp

17.11.2019 The Chamber Music Society #3 – Camerarctica

24.11.2019 Sonatas for Cello and Piano

December 2019

08.12.2019 Reykjavík Chamber Orchestra Christmas Concert

January 2020

19.01.2020 The Chamber Music Society #4 – Kodály and Rakhmaninov

26.01.2020: Popular Romantic Lieder

February 2020

02.02.2020 Brák Baroque Ensemble

09.02.2020 Stirni Ensemble

16.02.2020 Hulda Jónsdóttir and Gudrun Dalia 

16.02.2020 Anna Sóley Ásmundsdóttir and Ensemble

23.02.2020 Suites and Waltzes from East and West

March 2020

01.03.2020 Cauda Collective

08.03.2020 The Chamber Music Society #5 – Siggi String Quartet

15.03.2020 The Chamber Music Society #6 – Weinberg and Shostakovich

22.03.2020: Björk Níelsdóttir and Matthildur Anna – Total Chaos

29.03.2020 Reykjavík Chamber Orchestra – Beethoven for 250 years

April 2020

13.04.2020 Minua Jazz Trio

19.04.2020 Bach and the Children – Icelandic Strings

May 2020

03.05.2020 Brahms – Zemlinsky – Alma Mahler

10.05.2020 String Quartets

24.05.2020 Brák Baroque Ensemble