The Piazza del Popolo will be the scene of the larger number of Festival events in 2020: the first of these will be the concert given by Olga Peretyatko, who will sing on Sunday 9th August at 8.30 p.m. in the open-air theatre, accompanied by the Filarmonica Gioachino Rossini conducted by Nikolas Nägele.
The soprano Olga Peretyatko, born in St. Petersburg, began her career as a member of the childrens’ chorus of the Maryinsky Theatre, studying later at the Hanns Eisler-Hochshule für Musik in Berlin, and at the Staatsoper, Hamburg. She has worked with such stage directors as Robert Lepage (Le rossignol at Toronto), Dmitri Tcherniakov (The Tsar’s bride at Berlin and at La Scala), Wim Wenders (making his operatic début with Bizet’s Pearl fishers, conducted by Daniel Barenboim).
She has participated regularly in the main festivals (Salzburg, Baden-Baden, Aix-en-Provence, Chorégies d’Orange) and has appeared in the world’s leading theatres: the Deutsche Oper, Berlin, the Staatsoper in Berlin, Munich and Hamburg, the Vienna Staatsoper, the Zürich Opernhaus, the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, the Lausanne Opera, the Monte Carlo Opéra, the La Fenice, Venice, La Scala, Milan, the Teatro Real, Madrid, the Opéra Bastille, the Nederlandse Opera, La Monnaie, Brussels, the Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow, the Maryinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg and the Metropolitan Opera, New York.
The programme of the concert will feature the Overture and Matilde’s Rondò “Ami alfin? e chi non ama?” from Matilde di Shabran; the Overture to L’inganno felice; the Récitatif “Ils s’éloignent enfin…j’ai cru le reconnaître” and Romance de Mathilde “Sombre forêt, désert triste et sauvage” from Guillaume Tell, the Overture, the Countess’s Recitative “E Susanna non vien?” and Aria “Dove sono i bei mementi” from Le nozze di Figaro; the Overture and Donna Anna’s recitative “Crudele? Ah, no, mio bene” and Aria “Non mi dir, bell’idol mio” from Don Giovanni; the Overture and Ljudmila’s Cavatina “Grustno mne, roditel’ dorogoy!” from Ruslan and Ljudmila by Michail Ivanovic Glinka; the Overture and Semiramide’s Cavatina “Bel raggio lusinghier” from Rossini’s Semiramide.