An NCPA Presentation
Simon O’Neill, tenor
Kai Rüütel, mezzo soprano
Diego Mingolla, piano
Simon O’Neill returns to Mumbai following his widely-acclaimed performances with the SOI in February 2015, appearing in Verdi’s Requiem and the Opera Gala. Simon has established himself as one of the finest helden-tenors on the international stage and is a principal artist with the Metropolitan Opera, New York; the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; Teatro alla Scala, Milan; and at the Bayreuth and Salzburg Festivals.
Since her graduation from the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garde, in 2011, Estonian mezzo-soprano Kai Rüütel has performed around the world, including at the Royal Opera House, Dutch National Opera, Teatro Real, Vlaamse Opera, Gran Teatro del Liceu, Scottish Opera, Théâtre du Capitole Toulouse, and Dallas Opera. She has also appeared in concert with the Philharmonia Orchestra, Birmingham Symphony, and St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, amongst others.
Programme to include works by Strauss, Schumann, Tosti, Wagner, and more.
Tosti: L’alba separa dalla luce l’ombra
Tosti: Non t’amo piu’
Gastaldon: Musica Proibita
Rachmaninoff: ‘In the silence of the secret night’, Op. 4 No. 3
Rachmaninoff: ‘How fair this spot’, Op. 21 No. 7
Rimsky-Korsakov: Lyubasha’s aria from The Tsar’s Bride
Puccini: Intermezzo from Manon Lescaut
Massenet: ‘Je vous écris de ma petite chambre’ from Werther
Saint-Saëns: ‘Mon coeur s’ouvre à ta voix’ from Samson and Delilah
Wagner: ‘Wintersturme’from Die Walküre
Wagner: Träume from Wesendonck Lieder WWV 91
Wagner: ‘NureineWaffetaugt’ from Parsifal
Tchaikovsky: ‘Ja nye sposobna k grusti tomnoy’ (Olga’s aria) from Eugene Onegin
Tchaikovsky: ‘Kuda, Kuda, vï udalilis’ (Lensky’s aria) from Eugene Onegin
Donizetti: ‘Il segreto per esser felici’ from Lucrezia Borgia
Verdi Gran valzer brillante
Verdi ‘Ah! si, ben mio’ from Il Trovatore
Verdi ‘Ai nostri monti ritorneremo’ from Il Trovatore
Please note: The Symphony Orchestra of India does not perform at this event. Passes to be collected from the NCPA Box Office.