New Year's Concert

Gulbenkian Orchestra / Oksana Lyniv / Kristine Opolais

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Gulbenkian Orchestra
Oksana Lyniv Conductor
Kristine Opolais Soprano

Giuseppe Verdi
Overture from I vespri siciliani

Francesco Cilea
Adriana Lecouvreur: “Io son l’umile ancella”

Giuseppe Verdi
Overture from La forza del destino
Prelude to Act I from Un ballo in maschera
La forza del destino: “Pace, pace, mio Dio!

— Intermission 20 min —

Giacomo Puccini
Madama Butterfly: Intermezzo sinfonico
Madama Butterfly: “Un bel dì, vedremo”
Madama Butterfly: “Tu? Piccolo Iddio”

Jules Massenet
Thaïs: Méditation

Antonín Dvořák
Rusalka: Song to the Moon

Johann Strauss II
The Blue Danube, op. 314

Lauded for her special combination of meticulous conducting and depth of musical knowledge, Ukrainian Oksana Lyniv will be remembered as the first female conductor to appear at the mythical Bayreuth Festival, where she put her great talents to work on the opera The Ghost Ship for the opening concert in 2021. She is founder and artistic director of the LvivMozArt Festival and the Ukrainian Youth Symphony Orchestra, and one of the most acclaimed conductors of her generation. Her international reputation makes her a high profile ambassador for Ukrainian culture around the world, and she has become a committed voice and symbol of the fight for peace.

Main Sponsor Gulbenkian Music

Gulbenkian Orchestra Sponsor

The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation reserves the right to collect and keep records of images, sounds and voice for the diffusion and preservation of the memory of its cultural and artistic activity. For further information, please contact us through the Information Request form.

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