Stephen Costello

Tenor

Performances with the RNO

June 2016

In Russia

01 Wed

Bolshoi Theater

Moscow

Russia

Program

Benefit Concert: Dmitri Hvorostovsky and Friends for Children

Rimsky-Korsakov
Procession of the Nobles from the opera Mlada
Tchaikovsky
The Ballad of Tomsk from the opera The Queen of Spades
Gounod
Faust's Aria (Salut Demure chaste et pure!) from the opera Faust
Verdi
Attila's aria from the opera Attila
Bizet
Prelude from the opera Carmen
Gypsy song from the opera Carmen
Verdi
Gypsy Chorus from The Troubadour opera
Puccini
Intermezzo from the opera "Manon Lescaut"
Rodolfo's aria ("Che gelida manina") and Duet of Mimi and Rodolfo ("O soave fanciulla") from the opera La Boheme
Verdi
Leonora's cavatina ("Tacea la notte placida") and Cabaletta from the opera Troubadour
Prelude to the Second Act of the opera A Masked Ball
Bellini
Duet of Giorgio and Riccardo ("Suoni la Tromba") from the opera The Puritans (I Puritani)
Conductor:

Constantine Orbelian

Guest Artists:

Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Baritone

Ildar Abdrazakov, Bass

Dinara Alieva, Soprano

Yulia Mazurova, Mezzo-soprano

Stephen Costello, Tenor

Great Academic Choir “Masters of Choral Singing”

2015-16 Season

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