We would like to inform all visitors that the concert of opera arias on Tuesday, 29 August, at 8.30 pm with Jonathan Tetelman and Ludovic Tézier has been relocated to the Marjan Kozina Hall of the Slovenian Philharmonic due to the bad weather forecast. The change of location means tickets will need to be exchanged. All ticket holders are kindly requested to come to the Križanke box office for replacement tickets. Please bring your purchased tickets and receipt.
Due to direct radio broadcasting, the event will start on time.
- Jonathan Tetelman is one of the most sought-after tenors of our time, recognised especially for the nuances of his darkly coloured vocals; his debut album Arias was released by Deutsche Gramophon in 2022
- Jonathan Tetelman has just finished recording his second studio album, this one featuring more of Puccini’s works, which will be released in the autumn
- The French baritone Ludovic Tézier is considered one of the leading baritones in the world of music, having established himself as a great interpreter of Verdi’s works with his performances as Macbeth and Rigoletto
- Marco Boemi is an Italian conductor and pianist with a career spanning 25 years, during which he has established himself as an expert in lieder singing
- The tenor Jonathan Tetelman was born in Chile, grew up in New Jersey and trained as a singer in New York
- In 2018, he was runner-up in the New York International Vocal Competition, and the year before he won the New York Lyric Opera Competition, after which he performed at the Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall
- He has appeared in major roles at numerous opera houses, including Covent Garden in London, the Komische Oper Berlin and the Gran Teatre del Liceu, and has performed with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Stuttgart Philharmonic
G. Bizet: “Au fond du temple saint”, Nadir’s and Zurga’s duet from Les pêcheurs de perles
J. Massenet: Intermezzo from Thaïs
J. Massenet: “Voilà donc la terrible cité”, Athanaël’s aria from Thaïs
J. Massenet: “Pourquoi me réveiller”, Werther’s aria from Werther
G. Bizet: “Votre toast, je peux vous le rendre”, Escamillo’s aria from Carmen
C. Saint-Saëns: Bacchanale from Samson et Dalila
G. Bizet: “Je suis Escamillo”, Escamillo’s and Don José’s duet from Carmen
A. Ponchielli: Dance of the Hours from La Gioconda
P. Mascagni: “Mamma, quel vino è generoso”, Turridu’s aria from Cavalleria rusticana
U. Giordano: “Nemico della patria”, Gérard’s aria from Andrea Chénier
G. Verdi: Sinfonia (Overture) from La forza del destino
G. Verdi: “O figli, o figli miei! Ah, la paterna mano”, Macduff’s from opera Macbeth
G. Verdi: “Dio, che nell’alma infondere amor”, Don Carlos’ and Rodrigo’s duet from Don Carlos
Ludovic Tézier is acknowledged as one of the world’s greatest baritones of our time, appearing as a guest on leading opera stages and regularly collaborating with internationally renowned conductors. Tézier has an extensive repertoire and has made a name for himself interpreting Verdi’s great roles. Jonathan Tetelman is considered one of the most exciting up-and-coming stars, and is revered for his magnificent, luminous and darkly coloured voice. He is renowned for his outstanding performances of Verdi and Puccini roles, and also appears on the world’s great concert stages. Marco Boemi is a conductor and pianist who has worked with three generations of the most distinguished singers, and has performed on many prestigious theatre and concert stages. He is considered an expert in lieder singing, which he is passionate about, and gives masterclasses all over the world for young musicians. Tézier, Tetelman and Boemi will join forces together with Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra on the Križanke stage to present the best excerpts from the Italian and French operatic repertoire, including tragic works by Bizet, Massenet, Saint-Saëns, Ponchielli, Mascagni, Giordano and Verdi. The programme will thus be varied and cover all the major artistic currents of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, including Realism or Verismo, and late Romanticism.
Portrait of Ludovic Tézier: © Gregor Hohenberg / Sony Music Entertainment