Opera Gala Concert

Municipal Theatre, Prostějov , Czech Republic

| 4 November 2022 |
7:00 pm

    Orchestra : Filharmonie Bohuslava Martinů
    Conductor : Lukasz Borowicz

    Simon Keenlyside : Baritone
    Zuzana Marková : Soprano

Simon will appear with the soprano Zuzana Marková in an Opera Gala concert on 04 November 2022 at the Municipal Theatre in Prostějov in the Czech Republic.


From the Nachtigall Artists website:


"Two exceptional personalities of the opera world will come together for the first time on the concert stage and offer a great programme of the most beautiful operatic and musical arias and duets. About the soprano Zuzana Marková , foreign critics commented that she is the only Czech soprano "who can light the Italian fire". Indeed, Marková's repertoire mainly revolves around Italian operas. She is a sought-after star in many Italian theaters (Venice, Florence, Genoa, Rome, Palermo, Naples, Turin), performs at the Paris Opera, the Vienna State Opera, the Berlin State Opera, Los Angeles, and festivals in Wexford and Avignon.

Baritone Simon Keenlyside is one of Britain's most charismatic singers. He is loved by audiences in London's Royal Covent Garden Opera House, New York's Metropolitan Opera House, opera houses in San Francisco, Geneva, Paris and Sydney, etc. He has particularly close relations with the Vienna State Opera, the Bavarian State Opera in Munich and the Deutsche Oper Berlin. Since his recital in Milan's La Scala in 1998, he has also intensively devoted himself to the concert repertoire, with which he performs almost all over the world. In June 2018, Queen Elizabeth II. gave Simon Keenlyside the title of Sir.

The concert on the occasion of the presidency of the Czech Republic in the Council of the EU is held under the auspices of the mayor of Prostějov, Mgr. Frantička Jura and the governor of the Olomouc region Ing. josef Suchánek"

(Translation by Google)




Si può?... Signore! Signori!
Pagliacci, prologue
Simon Keenlyside

Qual fiamma avea nel sguardo… Stridono lassù (Nedda)
Pagliacci, prologue
Zuzana Marková

GIUSEPPE VERDI (1813–1901)
La forza del destino, overture

Vanne, la tua meta – Credo in un Dio crudel (Jago)
Otello, Act 2
Simon Keenlyside

È strano!... Sempre libera (Violetta)
La traviata, Act 1
Zuzana Marková

La traviata, overture
Madamigella Valery? – Sono io (Giorgio Germont & Violetta)
La traviata, Act 2
Zuzana Marková & Simon Keenlyside


VICTOR HERBERT (1859–1924)
Art is calling for me
Zuzana Marková

JERRY BOCK (1928–2010)
If I were rich man (Tevye)
Fiddler on the Roof, Act 1
Simon Keenlyside

I feel pretty (Maria)
West Side Story, Act 2
Zuzana Marková

COLE PORTER (1891–1964)
Night and Day
Simon Keenlyside

GEORGES AURIC (1899–1983)
Holiday in Rome, overture

ROBERT WRIGHT (1914–2005) & GEORGE FORREST (1915–1999)
Stranger in Paradise (Kalif & Marsinah)
Kismet, Act 1
Zuzana Marková & Simon Keenlyside

People Will Say We’re In Love (Laurey & Curly)
Oklahoma, Act 1
Zuzana Marková & Simon Keenlyside




VICTOR HERBERT (1859–1924)
Italian Street Song
Zuzana Marková

Zaza, piccola zingara
Simon Keenlyside

Là ci darem la mano (Don Giovanni and Zerlina)
Don Giovanni, Act 1, scene 9
Zuzana Marková & Simon Keenlyside


We would like to say a huge thank you to Mrs Alena Kunertová of Nachtigall Artists Management and the photographer, Lukáš Andrýsek, for permission to use the official concert photographs in the gallery below.