Thessaloniki welcomed the great Mexican tenor Ramon Vargas in an impressive opera gala with the Thessaloniki State Orchestra (TSSO) under the baton of Zoi Tsokanou. The opera gala took place on July 10 in Heptapyrgion as part of the 3rd Heptapyrgion Festival.
Ramon Vargas is one of the leading voices of the 21st century, having conquered the whole world with the mastery of his performances and his highly versatile voice.
In the breathtaking setting of Heptapyrgion the audience enjoyed well-known arias of the lyrical repertoire, with the TSSO presenting also popular melodies from the wonderful world of opera.
Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868): Overture from ‘La Gazza Ladra’
Gaetano Donizetti (1797-1848): ‘Una furtiva lagrima’ from ‘L’elisir d’amore’
Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924): ‘E lucevan le stelle’ from ‘Tosca’
Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901): Overture from ‘La Forza del Destino’
Francesco Cilèa (1866-1950) È la solita storia del pastore ‘La Arlesiana’
Pietro Mascagni(1863-1945) Ιntermezzo from ‘Cavalleria Rusticana’
Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901): ‘O fede negar potessi… quando le sere al placido’ from ‘Luisa Miller’
Vincenzo Bellini (1801-1835): Overture from ‘Norma’
Jules Massenet (1842-1912): ‘Pourquoi me reveille’ from ‘Werther’
Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924): ‘Nessun Dorma’ from ‘Turandot’
Georges Bizet (1838-1875): Carmen Suite Νο.1 (excerpts)
Pablo Sorozábal (1897-1988): La tabernera del Puerto
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