Festival visitors are reminded that a temporary limit on the size of public gatherings is currently in force because of the coronavirus pandemic. We inform all ticket buyers that in accordance with Article 3(1) of the Ordinance on the temporary limitation or prohibition of public gatherings in the Republic of Slovenia, the number of attendees at organised events is limited to 500. In order to ensure the safety of audiences and performers, we will be limiting access to all events to a maximum of 500 people until further notice, as per the Ordinance. Once this number is reached, it will unfortunately not be possible to allow anyone else into the venue.
More information: https://ljubljanafestival.si/en/events-cancellation-notice/
V. Bellini: Overture to Norma
G. Puccini: »Recondita armonia«, Cavaradossi’s aria from Tosca
G. Bizet: Danse Bohème from Carmen Suite No. 2
G. Bizet: »La fleur que tu m’avais jetée«, Don José’s aria from Carmen
P. Mascagni: Intermezzo from Cavalleria rusticana
P. Mascagni: »Mamma, quel vino è generoso«, Turiddu’s aria from Cavalleria rusticana
G. Verdi: Overture to La forza del destino
J. Massenet: »Ah! tout est bien fini … O souverain!«, Rodrigue’s aria from Le Cid
J. Massenet: Le dernier sommeil de la Vierge from oratorio Le Vierge
U. Giordano: »Un dì all’azzurro spazio«, Andrea Chénier’s aria from Andrea Chénier
G. Puccini: Intermezzo from Suor Angelica
G. Puccini: »Nessun dorma«, Calaf’s aria from Turandot
German tenor Jonas Kaufmann is an opera singer and recitalist known for his outstanding technique and remarkably charismatic performances, who is equally at home in the leading roles of the German, French and Italian operatic repertoire and the intimate settings of German Lieder. He began appearing in minor roles at the two major opera houses in Munich while still a student at the city’s Hochschule für Musik und Theater, after which he joined the Staatstheater in Saarbrücken. His Salzburg Festival debut in 1999 was followed by notable performances in the world’s most prestigious opera theatres and concert halls. He made his US debut in Chicago in 2001 and debuted at the Royal Opera House in London in 2004. He was engaged at the Zürich Opera House for several years, during which time he also enjoyed success at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. He will be accompanied by the RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra under Jochen Rieder, a German conductor whose career has taken him from Karlsruhe via Bremen to the Zürich Opera House. He and Jonas Kaufmann enjoy a long-standing and intense musical friendship that has seen them perform together in venues ranging from the Barbican Centre in London to the Sydney Opera House in Australia and from the Seoul Arts Centre in South Korea to Carnegie Hall in New York, and continues to this day with one dazzling international success after another.