IN ONE BREATH! | 4 recordings of performances

Friday
April 2, 2021 6:00 PM
Ieraksts

 Latvija

The Latvian National Opera and Ballet present four one-act online pieces in April: the opera "Pagliacci" by Ruggero Leoncavallo, the ballet "Bolero" by Maurice Ravel and Krzsysztof Pastor, and the operas "Le Villi" and "Gianni Schicchi" by Giacomo Puccini. Long hours are not always required to tell a story.  In one-act pieces, the story is told as if breathlessly or in one breath. It is common to combine several such works in one performance, but the online environment allows us to focus on each separate piece. Each one of them deserves the full attention of the viewer.

 

Recordings will be available online at different time:

LE VILLI – 02.04.2021.-30.04.2021.

PAGLIACCI – 09.04.2021.-30.04.2021.

BOLERO – 16.04.2021.-30.04.2021.

GIANNI SCHICCHI – 23.04.2021.-30.04.2021.

 

When purchasing the ticket, you’ll receive an e-mail with a link to the recordings and an access code. In the set time frame each recording will be available an unlimited number of times.

Each recording may be purchased separately as well.

 

LE VILLI

Recording of the opera LE VILLI by Giacomo Puccini (premiere, 08.05.2015.) with Latvian subtitles.

Recording will be available online from 2 until 30 April 2021. When purchasing the ticket, you’ll receive an e-mail with a link to the recording and an access code. In the set time frame each recording will be available an unlimited number of times.

 

The first opera of Giacomo Puccini “Le Villi” is a dance-strewn tale of spirits and broken hearts. Anna and Roberto were tied by a promise of marriage, but the fiancé was captivated by a siren. Anna dies. The revenge of the spirits of abandoned women – the “villi – is ruthless… This production is the first staging of “Le Villi” in Riga, premiered in May 2015 together with Puccini’s “Gianni Schicchi”.

Cast:

Anna – Evija Martinsone

Roberto – Eric Fennel

Guglielmo – Kosma Ranuer

Villi – Dagnija Jaunkalne, Ilda Pāne, Raisa Mazzariņa, Ieva Kepe, Baiba Indriksone, Biruta Ceplīte

Latvian National Opera Orchestra and Chorus

 

Musical Director and Conductor – Modests Pitrens, Stage Director – Viesturs Kairišs, Set Designer – Reinis Dzudzilo, Costume Designer – Krista Dzudzilo, Lighting Artists – Oskars Pauliņš, Choreography – Elīna Gediņa

 

PAGLIACCI 

Recording of the opera PAGLIACCI by Ruggero Leoncavallo (premiere, 25.02.2019.) with Latvian subtitles.

Recording will be available online from 9 until 30 April 2021. When purchasing the ticket, you’ll receive an e-mail with a link to the recording and an access code. In the set time frame each recording will be available an unlimited number of times.

 

Ruggero Leoncavallo’s opera “Pagliacci”, an excellent example of the verismo style of opera, was premiered at the Latvian National Opera and Ballet in February 2019 alongside Italo Montemezzi’s “L’incantesimo”. It’s a story about three actors – Canio, his wife Nedda and her lover Silvio – caught in love triangle, jealousy and treachery. Libretto originally written in two acts with a prologue, opera on the stage fits in one act.

Cast:

Canio – Sergey Polyakov

Nedda – Tatjana Trenogina

Tonio –Vladislav Sulimsky

Beppe – Mihails Čuļpajevs

Silvio – Valdis Jansons

Latvian National Opera Choir and Orchestra

 

Musical Director and Conductor – Jānis Liepiņš, Stage Director – Aik Karapetian, Set and Lighting Designer – A. J. Weissbard, Costume Designer – Kristīne Pasternaka, Video Artist – Artis Dzērve, Choreograpy – Liene Grava

 

BOLÉRO

Recording of the ballet BOLÉRO by the composer Maurice Ravel and choreographer Krzysztof Pastor (premiere, 22.10.2015.).

Recording will be available online from 16 until 30 April 2021. When purchasing the ticket, you’ll receive an e-mail with a link to the recording and an access code. In the set time frame each recording will be available an unlimited number of times.

 

French composer Maurice Ravel once joked: “I have written a masterpiece. Unfortunately, there is no music in it.” Boléro has been translated into the fiery language of dance by choreographer Krzysztof Pastor, who is known and loved in Latvia and world-wide. Accompanied by passionate music, the ballet is full of passion, self-confidence and mystery between a man and a woman.

Soloists:

Alise Prudāne, Raimonds Martinovs

Dancers of the Latvian National Ballet

 

Musical Director and Conductor – Mārtiņš Ozoliņš, Choreographer un Author of the Set Design Concept – Krzysztof Pastor, Costume Designer – Marta Fiedler, Lighting Artist – Levas Kleinas

 

 

GIANNI SCHICCHI

Recording of the opera GIANNI SCHICCHI by Giacomo Puccini (premiere, 08.05.2015.) with Latvian subtitles.

Recording will be available online from 23 until 30 April 2021. When purchasing the ticket, you’ll receive an e-mail with a link to the recording and an access code. In the set time frame each recording will be available an unlimited number of times.

 

“Gianni Schicchi”, outstandingly directed by Viesturs Kairišs, has already been hailed as a comic opera favoured by the public in Riga and critics alike as part of “Il Trittico” in 2010. Five years later it returned to the stage of the Latvian National Opera alongside Puccini’s “Le Villi”. Initially conceived to spring from the plot of “The Divine Comedy” by Dante, it reveals human greed and avarice with ironic touch. Against the background of  squabbles and intricate plots of deception, weaved by good old family over parts of inheritance, a love couple manages to stumble into their sweet share of happiness. 

Cast:

Gianni Schicchi: Kosma Ranuer

Lauretta: Inga Šļubovska-Kancēviča

Zita: Andžella Goba

Rinuccio: Stanislav Leontiev

Gherardo: Guntars Ruņģis

Nella: Jūlija Vasiļjeva

Gherardino: Dāvis Kalniņš

Betto: Rihards Mačanovskis

Simone: Romāns Poļisadovs

Marco: Rihards Millers

La Ciesca:  Laura Grecka

Spinelloccio: Juris Ādamsons

Ser Amantio di Nicolai: Nauris Puntulis

Pinellino: Kārlis Saržants

Guccio: Viesturs Vītols

Buoso Donati: Ieva Kepe

Latvian National Opera Orchestra

 

Musical Director and Conductor – Modests Pitrens, Stage Director – Viesturs Kairišs, Set and Costume Designer – Ieva Jurjāne, Lighting Designers – Karina Pēšone

 

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