Nino Surguladze

Mezzo-soprano

Performances with the RNO

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

What They’re Saying

"To present American and Russian musicians performing and teaching together at Festival Napa Valley...is precisely the kind of effort that sustains vital cultural links...at a critical time for both societies. [This] resonates with the public [and] is meaningful for the musician participants...Cultural diplomacy and music offer alternatives to contention and sustain important linkages between our societies for the long run...Now more than ever we need viable citizen-to-citizen points of contact and dialogue."

James F. Collins (Ambassador Ret.)

Senior Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace