Glinka Overture to Ruslan and Ludmila Tchaikovsky Aria of Johanna from The Maid of Orleans Massenet Meditation from Thaïs Saint-Saëns Mon coeur s’ouvre à ta voix from Samson et Dalila Saint-Saëns Bacchanale from Samson et Dalila Gounod Plus grand, dans son obscurité from La Reine de Saba Marquina España Cañí Lope Gerona Penella Pasodoble from El gato montés Bizet Extracts from Carmen i. L'amour est un enfant de Bohême (Act I - First version) ii. Prélude (Act I) iii. Habanera (Act I) iv. Entr’acte (Act III) v. Séguedille (Act I) v. Entr’acte (Act IV) v. En vain, pour éviter (Act III) vi. Entr’acte (Act II) vii. Chanson bohème (Act II)
Elina Garanča mezzo-soprano Karel Mark Chichon conductor London Symphony Orchestra
One of the most universally lauded singers of our time is joined by the London Symphony Orchestra and her conductor husband for a handpicked selection of arias from the French and Italian repertoire with which she has such an affinity. Mezzo Elina Garanča has a truly extraordinary voice, described in glowing terms by handfuls of seasoned critics. ‘Creamy’, ‘silky’ and ‘lustrous’ it might be, but her voice has a rounded maturity and confidence as well as a chameleonic ability to adapt in character and purpose. Don’t miss this chance to hear an artist who brings atmosphere and narrative to all she sings.