2007 Tuscan Sun Festival

Performances

August 2007

On Tour

04 Sat

Piazza Signorelli

Cortona

Location

Program

Nino Rota
Selections from La Strada
Saint-Saens
Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor
Verdi
Canzone di velo from Don Carlo
Rossini
Bel Raggio lusinghier from Semiramide
Donizetti
Una furtiva lagrima from L'Elisir d'Amor
Bizet
Habanera from Carmen
Puccini
Che gelida manina from La Boheme
Dvorak
Song to the Moon from Rusalka
Mussorgsky
Pictures At An Exhibition (arr. Ravel)
Conductor:

Carlo Ponti

Guest Artists:

Nina Kotova, Cello

Isabel Bayrakdarian, Soprano

Nino Surguladze, Mezzo-soprano

Francesco Demuro, Tenor

2007 Tuscan Sun Festival

On Tour

08 Wed

Teatro Signorelli

Cortona

Location

Program

Ravel
Le Tombeau de Couperin
Mozart
Piano Concerto No. 27, K.595, B-flat major
Overture from Cosi fan tutte
Duet “O guarda sorella” (Dorabella/Fiordiligi), Act 1 from Cosi fan tutte
"Ch’io mi scordi di te…Non temer amato bene" K505
Aria "Voi che sapete" (Cerubino) from Le nozze di Figaro
Aria "Padre, germani, addio” (Ilia) from Idomeneo
Aria "Parto, parto” from Clemenza di Tito
Conductor:

Stéphane Denève

Guest Artists:

Isabel Bayrakdarian, Soprano

Angelika Kirchschlager, Mezzo-soprano

Elena Bashkirova, Piano

2007 Tuscan Sun Festival

On Tour

10 Fri

Teatro Signorelli

Cortona

Location

Program

Vivaldi
Four Seasons, Op. 8, Nos. 1-4
Fauré
Pelleas et Melisande, op.80: Suite
Strauss
Oboe Concerto in D major TrV 292 (AV 144)
Conductor:

Stéphane Denève

Guest Artist:

Joshua Bell, Violin

2007 Tuscan Sun Festival

On Tour

14 Tue

Santa Margarita, open air

Cortona

Location

Program

Joaquín Rodrigo
Concierto de Aranjuez
Rachmaninov
Symphony No. 2 in E minor, Op. 27
Conductor:

José Cura

Guest Artist:

Ernesto Bitetti, Guitar

2007 Tuscan Sun Festival

On Tour

16 Thu

Santa Margarita, open air

Cortona

Location

Program

Opera Gala. Program
Selections from Carmen, and other works TBC
Conductor:

Karel Mark Chichon

Guest Artists:

Elïna Garanca, Mezzo-soprano

José Cura, Tenor

2007 Tuscan Sun Festival

On Tour

05 Sun

Piazza Signorelli

Cortona

Location

Program

Gordon Getty
Ancestor Suite
Camille Saint-Saens
Piano Concerto No. 5, op. 103, F major (Egyptian)
Rachmaninov
Symphonic Dances, op. 45
Conductor:

Stéphane Denève

Guest Artist:

Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Piano

2007 Tuscan Sun Festival

On Tour

15 Wed

Santa Margarita, open air

Cortona

Location

Program

Smetana
Moldau from "Ma Vlast"
Mendelssohn
Violin Concerto, Op. 64, E minor
Dvorak
Symphony No. 8, Op. 88, G major
Conductor:

Nikolaj Znaider

Guest Artist:

Nikolaj Znaider, Violin

2007 Tuscan Sun Festival

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