José Cura, tenor and conductor, with guests

Elisa Balbo, soprano
Nuška Drašček, mezzo-soprano
Pétér Balczó, tenor
Marcell Bakonyi, bass
RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra and Youth Choir
Slovenian Philharmonic Choir
Mario De Rose, conductor

Highlights of the 69th Ljubljana Festival
25. August 2021
8.30 pm
Congress Square
49 €, 39 €, 29 €

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  • José Cura is a renowned Argentine opera star who is also a successful conductor, composer and director
  • His voice is a distinctive bold and bright tenor with hints of dark baritone
  • He is famed as an interpreter of Verdi’s heroes
  • A recipient of the Sarmiento Prize for his achievements in education and culture

Programme:
G. Verdi: Overture to the opera La forza del destino
G. Verdi: “La Vergine degli angeli” from the opera La Forza del destino
P. Mascagni: Intermezzo from the opera Cavalleria Rusticana
P.Mascagni“Inneggiamo al Signor” from the opera Cavalleria Rusticana
C. Saint-Saëns: “Vois ma misère, hélas, vois ma détresse! ” from the opera Samson et Dalila
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J. CuraOratorio Ecce Homo

José Cura has brought his intense interpretations of operatic roles to the stages of the world’s most prestigious theatres. After studying composition and conducting in Rosario (Argentina), he moved to Buenos Aires to hone his skills at the Teatro Colón, becoming a tenor of international acclaim. He is well known for his concert appearances and operatic performances, particularly his interpretations of Verdi’s heroes. His voice is a distinctive bold and bright tenor with hints of dark baritone. As well as a singer, he is a successful composer and conductor. At this concert, he will appear together with the RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra and Youth Choir, Slovenian Philharmonic Choir and international soloists Elisa Balbo, Nuška Drašček, Pétér Balczó and Marcell Bakonyi, under the baton of Argentinian conductor Mario De Rose. As a young composer, the latter received critical acclaim for his compositions and numerous first prizes at major competitions. He is currently the guest conductor of several prestigious orchestras and his compositions are regularly performed in his native Argentina.

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