2011 Abu Dhabi Festival

Performances

April 2011

On Tour

01 Fri

The Emirates Palace Auditorium

Abu Dhabi

Program

Ballet Gala
Featuring works by Tchaikovsky, Chopin, Petipa, Prokofiev, Khachaturian and others.
Conductor:

Valery Ovsyannikov

2011 Abu Dhabi Festival

On Tour

02 Sat

The Emirates Palace Auditorium

Abu Dhabi

Program

Verdi
Overture to ‘La Forza del Destino’
Brahms
Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 83
Beethoven
Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67
Conductor:

Nicola Luisotti

Guest Artist:

Yefim Bronfman, Piano

2011 Abu Dhabi Festival

On Tour

04 Mon

The Emirates Palace Auditorium

Abu Dhabi

Program

Opera Gala
Featuring works by Rossini, Mozart and Verdi
Conductor:

Nicola Luisotti

Guest Artists:

Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Baritone

Ekaterina Siurina, Soprano

2011 Abu Dhabi Festival


Reviews

Eye of Dubai

Featuring a programme of ballet classics by some of the world's greatest ever choreographers,... the gala performance celebrated this genre at its very best. Maestro Valery Ovsyanikov...led the Russian National Orchestra through the stunning performance.

Abu Dhabi City Guide

The spectacular voices of Russian baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky and soprano Ekaterina Siurina delighted the audience with superb music provided by the Festival's orchestra-in-residence the Russian National Orchestra, conducted by the specialist in Italian opera, Maestro Nicola Luisotti. In a truly unmissable performance, the stars showcased a [INVALID]ion of opera's best-loved and well-known classics...

St. Petersburg Times

The legendary Russian romance “Dark Eyes”… was the triumphant finale of the closing concert of the Eighth Abu Dhabi Festival… by renowned Russian baritone Dmitry Hvorostovsky and soprano Yekaterina Syurina... The Russian National Orchestra [served] as the festival’s orchestra in residence, [giving] several performances during the course of the event.

Abu Dhabi City Guide

Grammy Award winner and piano virtuoso Yefim Bronfman and the Russian National Orchestra, Abu Dhabi Festival's orchestra-in-residence, treated Abu Dhabi to a masterful performance of some of the greatest classic music ever written...expertly conducted by Italian maestro, Nicola Luisotti.... Bronfman's commanding technique and exceptional lyrical gift created a perfect interplay between soloist and orchestra, superbly conducted by Luisotti.... An encore performance of Brahms' Hungarian Dance No. 5 in G minor provided a stunning end to an amazing evening.

What They’re Saying

"I saw the greatest orchestra in the world play Friday night. If you think that's hyperbole, ask anyone who was in Yardley Hall that night. The Russian National Orchestra is the Rolls-Royce of orchestras, no ordinary ensemble."

The Kansas City Star