Vana Tallinn Gala

Liviko presents:

August 25, 2017 at the Vanemuine Concert House
August 26, 2017 at the Estonian National Opera

Conductor: Vello Pähn
Soloists: Francesca Sorteni (soprano, Italy), Luc Robert (tenor), Oleg Budaratsky (bass, Russia), Heli Veskus (soprano), Helen Lokuta (mezzo-soprano), Jassi Zahharov (baritone)
Estonian National Opera Chorus and Orchestra

For the fifth year, Vana Tallinn Gala brings to the audiences world-class artists, offering first-rate musical enjoyment to all opera fans. Enn Kunila, Chairman of the Board of AS Liviko has said: “Naming the opera gala, our star event, after our oldest and best-known brand, shows that the national high culture and our national entrepreneurship do not only briefly meet once a year like Dusk and Dawn from the ancient legend, but stand firmly side by side, sharing the same values. As an Estonia company, it is Liviko’s mission to be a merited supporter of the promotion of our culture.”

Approx. running time: 2 h 10 min



Overture to Smetana’s opera “The Bartered Bride”
Estonian National Opera Orchestra

Juliet’s Waltz “Je veux vivre” from Gounod’s opera “Romeo and Juliet“
Francesca Sorteni

Federico’s aria “È la solita storia” from Cilea’s opera “L’arlesiana”
Luc Robert

Leonora’s aria “O mio Fernando” from Donizetti’s opera “La favorita”
Helen Lokuta

Igor’s aria “Ни сна, ни отдыха измученной душе!” from Borodin’s opera “Prince Igor”
Oleg Budaratski

Wally’s aria “Ebben! Ne andro lontana!” from Catalani’s opera “La Wally”
Heli Veskus

Macbeth’s aria “Perfidi! All’Anglo contro me v’unite” from Verdi’s opera “Macbeth”
Jassi Zahharov

Lauretta’s aria “Oh mio babbino caro” from Puccini’s opera “Gianni Schicchi”
Francesca Sorteni

Gremin’s aria “Любви все возрасты покорны” from Tchaikovsky’s opera “Eugene Onegin”
Oleg Budaratski

Tosca’s aria “Vissi d’arte” from Puccini’s opera “Tosca”
Heli Veskus

Duet of Gilda and the Duke “Signor né principe … È il sol dell’anima” from Verdi’s opera “Rigoletto”
Francesca Sorteni, Luc Robert


Ball scene from Tchaikovsky’s opera “Eugene Onegin”
Estonian National Opera Chorus

Chorus “Per te d’immenso giubilo” from Donizetti’s opera “Lucia di Lammermoor” and “Viva il vino spumeggiante” from Mascagni’s opera “Cavalleria rusticana”
Estonian National Opera Chorus

Eboli’s aria “Nel giardin del bello” from Verdi’s opera “Don Carlo”
Helen Lokuta, Olga Zaitseva, Estonian National Opera Female Chorus

Duet of Tosca and Cavaradossi “Quale occhio al mondo” from Puccini’s opera “Tosca”
Heli Veskus, Luc Robert

Fiesco’s aria “Il lacerata spirit” from Verdi’s opera “Simon Boccanegra”
Oleg Budaratski, Estonian National Opera Chorus

Duet of flowers from Delibes’s opera “Lakmé”
Francesca Sorteni, Helen Lokuta

Escamillo’s couplet from Bizet’s opera “Carmen”
Jassi Zahharov, Estonian National Opera Chorus

Adele’s couplet “Mein Herr Marquis” from Strauss’ operetta “Die Fledermaus”
Francesca Sorteni, Estonian National Opera Chorus

Act II finale “Gloria all’Egitto” from Verdi’s opera “Aida”
All soloists, Estonian National Opera Chorus

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  • Approx running time 2 h 10 min, one intermission


  • F, 25 August 2017 / 19:00

    25-31 €. Tartu, Vanemuine Concert House

  • S, 26 August 2017 / 19:00

    J price. 26-44 €



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