Opera For Peace, Opera Europa, Opera America & Ópera Latinoamérica

Celebration Concert Act I

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On 25 October, OperaVision will celebrate World Opera Day with a special concert being curated in collaboration with Opera for Peace – Leading Young Voices of the World.

Act I is a journey from Tokyo’s choral Beethoven to Russian folksong and includes a personal message from the great Chinese artist Ai Weiwei. Familiar highlights from Bizet’s Carmen, Verdi’s Traviata and Otello, Puccini’s Turandot and Gianni Schicchi surround jewels by Donizetti, Korngold and Cilea, this last sung by renowned Canadian soprano Sondra Radvanovsky.


Filmed at:
Isabel Leonard (mezzo-soprano)
National Opera Centre, New York
Chuma Sijeqa (baritone)
Cape Town Opera
Yaritza Véliz (soprano)
Teatro Municipal de Santiago
Sondra Radvanovsky (soprano)
Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona
Zeina Barhoum (soprano)
Petra, Jordan
Alec Carlson (tenor)
National Opera Centre, New York
Siobhan Stagg (soprano)
Bertelsmann Stiftung Wintergarten, Berlin
Elsa Dreisig (soprano)
Opéra Comique, Paris
Leonardo Sánchez (tenor)
Opéra Comique, Paris
Yulia Mennibaeva (mezzo-soprano)
Moscow Obraztsova competition
Igor Morozov (tenor)
Moscow Obraztsova competition


The story

The Programme

New National Theatre Tokyo | Beethoven 9th Symphony Choral finale
Isabel Leonard | Bizet Carmen Habañera
Chuma Sijeqa | Verdi Otello Credo in un dio crudel
Yaritza Véliz | Puccini Turandot Tu che di gel sei cinta
Sondra Radvanovsky | Cilea Adriana Lecouvreur Io son l’umile ancella

Ai Weiwei | World Opera Day Ambassador message

Zeina Barhoum | Puccini Gianni Schicchi O mio babbino caro
Alec Carlson | Donizetti Lucia Fra poco a me ricovero
Siobhan Stagg | Korngold Die tote Stadt Mariettas Lied
Elsa Dreisig/Leonardo Sánchez | Verdi La traviata Parigi o cara
Yulia Mennibaeva/Igor Morozov | Russian folksong The bell sings under the arc