Colón Theatre 2012 Winter Program

(Photo by Svetlana Zhukova)

July

– La Sylphide (The Sylph). Choreography by Pierre Lacotte according to Filippo Taglioni, music by Jean-Madeleine Schneitzhoeffer, director- Javier Logioia.   Plot summary: A forest fairy (sylph) seduces a young man on his wedding day.  3rd, 4th, 5th, 7th and 8th of July.  Tickets here.

– Claroscuros e Intensidades (Chiaroscuro and Intensities. Director: Enrique Arturo Diemecke. Violin solo: Ilya Gringolts. San Justo Women’s Choir.  Choir director: Roberto Saccente.Featured Pieces: Claudio Alsuyet: De atardeceres (worldwide debut), Nicolai Miaskovsky: Violin concerto, Claude Debussy: Nocturne, Claude Debussy: La Mer. 12th of July at 8.30pm. Tickets here.

– Cuarteto Petrus (Petrus String Quartet).Pablo Saraví- violin I, Hernán Briatico- violin II, Silvina Álvarez- viola, Gloria Pankaeva- violoncello. Featured Pieces: Luigi Boccherini: Quartet in G flat, Op. 33 Nº 5,  Roberto Caamaño: Five brief pieces for string quartets., Op.21, Piotr Illich Tchaikovsky: Quartet Nº1 in D major, Op.11. 15th of July at 11am. Free concert.

– Colón Theatre’s Graduate Ballet.  Choreography by David Lichine. Music by Johann Strauss. 21st, 22nd, 28th and 29th of July at 11am.

Erwartung (Expectation): Opera in one act (1909). Music by Arnold Schönberg, libretto by Marie Pappenheim, musical director – Baldur Brönimann stage director – Pedro Pablo García Caffi, interpreters – Evelyn Herlitzius.  Plot Summary: The monologue of a woman who anxiously searches for her disappeared lover.

   Hagith: Opera in one act (1923). Music by Karol Szymanowski, libretto by Felix Dörmann, musical director- Baldur Brönimann, stage director- Michal Znaniecki, interpreters- Ewa Biegas / Roy Stevens / Christian Baumgärtel. Plot Summary: Based on the Bible’s Book of Kings this Opera tells the story of Hagith, who rejects the old King David because she is in love with Solomon, his son.  22nd, 24th, 26th and 28th of July. Tickets here.

August

– La Bella Durmiente del Bosque (The Sleeping Beauty). Choreography by Karl Burnett, music by Piotr Ilich Tchaikovsky. Featuring the Buenos Aires Philharmonic directed by Luis Gorelik. Plot summary: The wicked fairy Carabosse casts a spell on the new born princess Aurora at her christening and determines that she will prick her finger on her 16th birthday and die. The Lilac Fairy who has not yet presented her gift to the child modifies the spell so that when the princess pricks her finger  she will sleep for a hundred years until a prince awakens her. 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th of August. Tickets here.

– Opus Trio: Freddy Varela Montero- violin, Paula Peluso- piano, Stanimir Todorov- violoncello. Featured music: Dmitri Shostakovich: Trio in E minor, Franz Schubert: Trio Nº 2 in E flat major, Op. 100. 12th of August at 11am. Free Concert.

Con sangre latinoamericana (Latin Blood). Director: Carlos Bertazza. Accordion soloist: Néstor Marconi. Featuring:  Adolfo Mejía: “Intima” symphonic poem, Astor Piazzolla: Suite “Punta del Este” for accordion and orchestra, Heitor Villa-Lobos: Symphony Nº 2, “La ascensión”. 16th of August at 8.30pm. Tickets here.

– Alberto Williams Trio:  Nicolás Favero – violin, Siro Bellisomi – violoncello, Antonio Formaro- piano. Featuring: Joseph Haydn: Trio in G major Hob. XV: 25 (Op. 82) “All´Ongarese”, Alberto Williams: Trio in A minor  Op. 54, Felix Mendelssohn: Trio Nº 2 in C minor Op. 66. 19th of August at 11am. Free Concert.

– András Schiff– The renowned Hungarian/British classical pianist will be presenting the following pieces: Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata No 30 in E major, Op. 109, Bela Bartók: Sonata (1926), Leos Janácek: Sonata (1905), Franz Schubert: Sonata in G major, D. 894.  22nd of August at 8.30pm. Tickets here.

– I due Figaro o sia Il soggetto di una commedia: Opera in two acts (1826). Music by Saverio Mercadente, libretto by Felice Romani, musical director – Riccardo Muti, stage director – Emilio Stagi, interpreters- Saimir Pirgu / Asude Karayavuz / Rosa Feola / Annalisa Stroppa / Mario Cassi / Eleonora Buratto / Anicio Zorzi Giustiniani / Omar Montanari.  Plot summary: Ines, daughter of the Count and the Countess, falls in love with Cherubino who will do anything to marry her. 28th and 30th of August, 1st and 2nd of September. Tickets here.

– Relatos brillantes (Brilliant Tales). Director: Enrique Arturo Diemecke. Orquestral ISA Academy. Presnting: Vaughan-Williams: Tallis Fantasia, Gustav Mahler: Symphony Nº 7 in D minor. 31st of August at 8.30pm. Tickets here.

September

– I due Figaro o sia Il soggetto di una commedia: Opera in two acts (1826). Music by Saverio Mercadente, libretto by Felice Romani, musical director – Riccardo Muti, stage director – Emilio Stagi, interpreters- Saimir Pirgu / Asude Karayavuz / Rosa Feola / Annalisa Stroppa / Mario Cassi / Eleonora Buratto / Anicio Zorzi Giustiniani / Omar Montanari.  Plot summary: Ines, daughter of the Count and the Countess, falls in love with Cherubino who will do anything to marry her. 28th and 30th of August, 1st and 2nd of September. Tickets here.

– Arcadi Volodos. The renowned Russian pianist will present the following three pieces: Franz Schubert: Piano sonata in A minor, D 784, Johannes Brahms: Intermezzi Op. 117, Nos. 1-3, Franz Liszt: Sonata in B minor.  4th of September at 8.30pm. Tickets here.

– Nórdicos y Románticos: (Nordics and Romantics): Director- Enrique Arturo Diemecke, Violin solo- Sarah Chang. Featuring: Jean Sibelius: Violin concerto in D minor, Op. 47, Anton Bruckner: Symphony Nº 4 in E flat major, “Romántica”. 6th of September 8.30pm. Tickets here.

– Philharmonic Quintet. Claudio Barile- flute,  Néstor Garrote- oboe,  Mariano Rey- clarinet, Fernando Chiappero- Horn, Gabriel La Rocca- bassoon. Presenting: Wolfgang A. Mozart: Overture from The Magic Flute, Jean Françaix: Quintet Nº 1, Jacques Ibert: Three brief pieces, Isaac Albéniz – Enrique Granados – E. Toldrá: Spanish Suite. 9th of September at 11am. Free Concert.

– El arco milagroso (The Magic Arc): Director- Enrique Arturo Diemecke. Violin solo- Hilary Hahn. Featuring: Claude Debussy: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun, Sergei Prokofiev: Violin concerto Nº 1 in D major, Op. 19, Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony Nº 5 in C minor, Op. 67. 13th of September at 8.30 pm. Tickets here.

– Despliegues sonoros (Audible Display):  Director- Jorma Panula, clarinet soloist- Mariano Rey, horn- Fernando Chiappero. Featuring: Alberto Williams: The Bell Poem, Fermina Casanova: Clarinet and orchestra concerto, Astor Piazzolla: Clarinet concerto, Richard Strauss: Horn and orchestra concerto Nº 1 in E flat major, Op. 11, Jean Sibelius: Symphony Nº 5 in E flat major, Op. 82. 27th of September at 8.30pm. Tickets here.

– National Children’s Choir: Director- María Isabel Sanz. Piano: Natalia Suriano. Featuring: György Orbán: Mass/ Zoltán Kodály: Pünkösdölö / Francis Poulenc: Petites voix/ Claude Debussy: Salut printemps/Ángel Lasala : Popular Argentine Choir pieces/ René Teseo: Ballad of the town square (Cantata for children’s choir, baritone and orchestra). 30th of September at 11am. Free concert.

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