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    Italian Opera Gala, Orchestra Filarmonica di Lucca

    Italian Opera Gala, Orchestra Filarmonica di Lucca

    To be held on 16 December 2017, the Orchestra Filarmonica di Lucca will interpret some of the best-known works of the great operatic composers, including Giuseppe Verdi and Giacomo Puccini in this annual Italian Opera Gala. The stunningly beautiful Great Hall of the Viennese Musikverein will be a fitting stage for such a well-regarded orchestra performing works like 'Va pensiero' from Nabucco and 'Nessun dorma' from Turandot. The famous overture to Mozart's captivating singspiel The Abduction from the Seraglio will also feature in a programme which has something for everyone.

    The Italian orchestra is rightly well-known for its work performing Puccini. After all, the great composer was born in the Tuscan city of Lucca in 1858. It is regularly involved in the festival dedicated to his music that takes place in their home city. For the performance in Vienna, the Orchestra Filarmonica di Lucca will be under the musical direction of Andrea Colombini, President of the Puccini Festival of Lucca.

    The choral elements of the performance will be provided by the Coro lirico della Versilia and the Coro lirico di Grosetto whilst the superb principal singers are drawn from some of the most talented vocalists. Two tenors and two sopranos will take on the famous arias in the programme of this auspicious evening of operatic delights.

    The Italian Opera Gala is not to be missed by any classical music fans and will be of particular interest to those who enjoy opera in concert.


    • Gioacchino Rossini
      • Symphony from La gazza ladra
    • Giacomo Puccini
      • Un bel dì, vedremo, Madama Butterfly’s aria from the second act from the opera Madama Butterfly
      • Si, mi chiamano Mimi, Mimi’s aria from the opera La Bohème
      • Che gelida manina, Rodolfo’s aria from the opera La Bohème
      • O soave fanciulla, Mimi and Rodolfo’s duet from the opera La Bohème
    • Giuseppe Verdi
      • Va pensiero, chorus from the third act of the opera Nabucco
    • Richard Wagner
      • Prelude to the opera The Master-Singers of Nuremberg, WWV 96
    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
      • Overture to the opera The Abduction from the Seraglio, KV 384
    • Giacomo Puccini
      • O mio babbino caro. Lauretta’s aria from the opera Gianni Schicchi
    • Giuseppe Verdi
      • Ah, si ben mio di quella pira, from the opera Il Trovatore
    • Giacomo Puccini
      • Vissi d’arte, from the opera Tosca
      • E lucevan le stelle, Cavaradossi’s aria from the opera Tosca
    • Ludwig van Beethoven
      • Overture Leonore No.2, op. 72a
    • Giuseppe Verdi
      • Libiamo, from the opera La Traviata
    • Giacomo Puccini
      • Nessun dorma, Il Principe’s aria from the opera Turandot

    image Italian Opera Gala / Orchestra Filarmonica di Lucca