2012.12.03 Gala concert Smetana Hall, Prague: Julian Kovatchev, conductor

Smetana Hall, Prague


Gala Concert
3.12.2012   7:30pm

Simon Keenlyside,
Prague Symphony Orchestra,
Julian Kovatchev, conductor

For the first time in Prague – British baritone Simon Keenlyside! Musical America Vocalist of the Year 2011 and holder of two Laurence Olivier Awards enthrals opera audiences in Covent Garden, Metropolitan Opera, Vienna and Bavarian State Operas, Paris, Salzburg, etc. as Don Giovanni, Figaro, Count Almaviva, Hamlet, Rodrigo, Macbeth, Rigoletto, Onegin, Wozzeck… In Prague, he will present a bouquet of the most remarkable baritone arias.


*Si può? (The prologue)
* Intermezzo

Tannhäuser WAGNER
* O du, mein holder Abendstern

La forza del destino VERDI
* Ouverture

Don Carlos VERDI
* Per me giuto … Io morrò, ma lieto il core

*Ya vas lyublyu

Guillaume Tell ROSSINI
* Ouverture

Rigoletto VERDI
* Cortigiani, vil razza dannata

* Ouverture

* O vin, dissipe la tristesse


Stranger in Paradise

Fiddler on the roof  JERRY BOCK
If I were a rich man

Photo Gallery

Sound bites

Opera Puls


{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Inci Birsel December 7, 2012 at 4:36 pm

WOW! What a fantastically talented person Simon is. Wish he would do a concert in Vienna as well.Inci

Jane December 4, 2012 at 8:53 pm

Yes it looks as if it was very similar to the Grange concert and therefore….. nothing short of an utterly fantastic evening!!
Great pics Petra – thank you so much for sharing them with us. Simon sang ” If I were a rich man” at the Grange and it was just brilliant – even did a little dance in the middle of it too. No doubt you enjoyed the same treat last night.
~ Jane

Marilyn December 4, 2012 at 7:21 pm

The pictures are fantastic, Petra . . . thanks so much!

Maybe Simon is “shopping” around this “Gala-Concert-with-Impromptu-Sketches” program, as it’s quite similar to the Grange Park concert . . . perhaps we can look forward to more of these delightful showcases of Simon’s vast talents! 🙂


Petra July 2, 2012 at 2:42 pm

Hi Meghann
SOME TIME there should be on this site
a possiblity to order a ticket …. but I also have no idea when they will start selling them … I also look every other day …
best wishes

sitiss July 1, 2012 at 6:00 pm

Hi! I’m very excited about this concert! But I can’t find where to buy tickets… I’ve searched on the link provided above as well as on the Prague Municipal House website but couldn’t find anyway to book for this concert… Is it just me being a douche or are tickets maybe not available yet?

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