Arrow Elīna Garanča to give a concert performance at the Polish National Opera

13 May, 2024
Elīna Garanča to give a concert performance at the Polish National Opera
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On November 15, 2024, Latvian mezzo-soprano Elīna Garanča will give a concert performance at the Polish National Opera. The show will mark the opening of the 6th edition of the Eufonie Festival held by the National Centre for Culture. It will be the first appearance of the singer on the Warsaw stage.

The program of the evening consists of two parts, both devoted to French opera. In the first part, the audience will hear the famous ”Meditation” from the opera “Thaïs” by Jules Massenet, the aria ”Mon coeur s’ouvre à ta voix” from ”Samson and Delilah” by Camille Saint-Saëns, and the cavatina ”Plus grand dans son obscurité” from the rarely performed “Queen of Sheba” by Charles Gounod. The highlight of the second part will be fragments of “Carmen” by Georges Bizet. The Orchestra of the Polish National Opera will be conducted by Karel Mark Chichon, the singer’s husband.

The artist has performed in Poland before. In 2009, she launched a series of concerts featuring the Met stars at the Philharmonic in Łódź. In 2018, she performed at the ICE Classic series in Kraków, and in 2021, she gave a concert at the National Forum of Music in Wrocław.

Elīna Garanča studied with her mother Anita Garanča in her hometown of Riga. She continued her musical education in Western Europe and the United States, with Virginia Zeani, among others. Garanča’s international breaktrough came in 20023 at the Salzburg Festival when she performed in a production of “The Clemency of Titus”, conducted by Nikolaus Harnoncourt. The Latvian singer specializes in the roles of passionate women such as Delilah or Carmen. Considered a versatile artist, she is not afraid of Wagnerian repertoire (Kundry), she performs in Verdi’s operas (Eboli, Amneris) and sings French scores (Charlotte).

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