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A Night of Stars
Fondazione Mascarade Opera

Thursday 3 October 2024, 7 pm

Discover the new cohort of Mascarade Artists for the 2024/25 season at Florence's breathtaking Palazzo Corsini al Prato.

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The ticket gives you access to the Fondazione and Corsini gardens (weather permitting) from 6pm, including the offer of a glass of good wine. The concert starts at 7pm.Please arrive no later than 10 minutes before to access the concert hall, the doors close at 7pm.

Cast and Programme

To be announced soon

Piercing The Veil: Scenes with Spirit
Fondazione Mascarade Opera

Thursday 31 October 2024, 7 pm

An evening of opera scenes with a supernatural slant at Palazzo Corsini al Prato in Florence.

This concert is generously supported by Charles & Caroline Pridgeon.

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The ticket gives you access to the Fondazione and Corsini gardens (weather permitting) from 6pm, including the offer of a glass of good wine. The concert starts at 7pm.Please arrive no later than 10 minutes before to access the concert hall, the doors close at 7pm.

Cast and Programme

To be announced soon

Fireworks and Champagne
Fondazione Mascarade Opera

Thursday 7 November 2024, 7 pm

The most beautiful arias and ensembles from the world of opera at Palazzo Corsini al Prato in Florence.

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The ticket gives you access to the Fondazione and Corsini gardens (weather permitting) from 6pm, including the offer of a glass of good wine. The concert starts at 7pm.Please arrive no later than 10 minutes before to access the concert hall, the doors close at 7pm.

Cast and Programme

To be announced soon

Songs of Experience
Fondazione Mascarade Opera

Thursday 21 November 2024, 7 pm

Julia Lynch and James Platt in recital.

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The ticket gives you access to the Fondazione and Corsini gardens (weather permitting) from 6pm, including the offer of a glass of good wine. The concert starts at 7pm.Please arrive no later than 10 minutes before to access the concert hall, the doors close at 7pm.

Programme

To be announced soon

Sacred Masterpieces of the medici
Fondazione Mascarade Opera

Friday 29 November - Sunday 1 December 2024

The annual headline event of The Sacred Music Programme.

For more info:

sacredmusic@mascaradeopera.com

Unto us a child is born
Fondazione Mascarade Opera

Thursday 12 December 2024, 7 pm

A classical Christmas celebration at Palazzo Corsini al Prato in Florence.

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The ticket gives you access to the Fondazione and Corsini gardens (weather permitting) from 6pm, including the offer of a glass of good wine. The concert starts at 7pm.Please arrive no later than 10 minutes before to access the concert hall, the doors close at 7pm.

Cast and Programme

To be announced soon

Festivalino 2024: Reunited in dance - Simbiosi
Teatro della Pergola

Saturday 1 June 2024, 7 pm

The gala production Simbiosi will be staged by the remarkable company 'Reunited in Dance', a star-studded ensemble of dancers impacted by the war in Ukraine. Led by Xander Parish OBE, a former principal dancer at the Mariinsky Ballet in Saint Petersburg, the company features Russian and Ukrainian dancers who were previously part of Russia’s most elite dance companies. 

Simbiosi hopes to show that dialogue and reconciliation can still be found in dance and art.

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PROGRAMME:


THE SLEEPING BEAUTY, Rose Adagio

DANCERS: Joy Womack, Xander Parish, Boris Zhurilov, Oscar Frame, Oleksii Tiutiunnyk

Choreography by: Marius Petipa 

Music by: Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

GISELLE, Pas de Deux

DANCERS: Laura Fernandez, Vsevolod Maevsky

Choreography by: Jean Coralli, Jules Perrot

Music by: Adolph Adam

BA//CH SOLO

DANCER: Oscar Frame

Choreography by: Ilya Jivoy

Music by: Johann Sebastian Bach

SWAN LAKE, White Swan Adagio

DANCERS: Kateryna Chebykina, Xander Parish

Choreography by: Lev Ivanov

Music by: Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

SCHEHERAZADEDuet

DANCERS: Joy Womack, Oleksii Tiutiunnyk

Choreography by:Mikhail Fokine

Music by:Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

THE NUTCRACKER, Pas de Deux

DANCERS: Ganna Muromtseva, Boris Zhurilov

Choreography by: Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov

Music by: Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

SPRING WATERS

DANCERS: Ganna Muromtseva, Boris Zhurilov

Music: Sergei Rachmaninov

Choreography: Asaf Messerer

SWAN LAKE, Dying Swan

DANCER: Kateryna  Chebykina

ROMEO AND JULIET, Balcony Duet

DANCERS: Laura Fernandez, Vsevolod Maevsky

Choreography by: Leonid Lavrovsky

Music by: Sergei Prokofiev

BALLET 101

DANCER: Xander Parish

Choreography by: Eric Gauthier

Voiceover by: Eric Gauthier

SWAN LAKE, Black Swan Pas de Deux

DANCERS: Joy Womack, Boris Zhurilov

DON QUIXOTE, Pas de Deux

DANCERS: Kateryna Chebykina, Oscar Frame, Ganna Muromtseva

Choreography by: Marius Petipa

Music by: Ludwig Minkus

FINALE

ALL DANCERS

CONDUCTOR Gavriel Heine

ORCHESTRA SENZASPINE

VIDEO DESIGNER Tim Durant

LIGHT DESIGNER Orlando Bolognesi

For the full programme of the FESTIVALINO 2024

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Festivalino 2024: Mascarade Trio
Fondazione Mascarade Opera

Saturday 1 June 2024, 12 noon

Join us at the Palazzo Corsini al Prato (56 via il Prato, Firenze 50123) for the return of the Mascarade Trio. Following their acclaimed performance of Olivier Messiaen's Quatuor pour la fin du Temps in 2023, the trio - Mascarade Opera's Artistic Director Julia Lynch (piano), Tijmen Huisingh (violin)and Ross Montgomery (clarinet) - will perform a dazzling lunchtime concert as part of the Mascarade Opera Foundation's Festivalino 2024.

Programme

Darius Milhaud
Suite for Violin, Clarinet and Piano, Op. 157b

i) Ouverture

ii) Divertissement 

iii) Jeu

iv) Introduction et Finale

G. C. Menotti

Gian Carlo Menotti
Trio for Violin, Clarinet and Piano

i) Capriccio, allegro

ii) Romanza, andante espressivo 

iii) Envoi, allegro

Francis Poulenc
Novelette no. 3 in E minor, FP 173

Julia Lynch, Piano

Francis Poulenc
L'invitation au château, FP 138

i) Act I

ii) Act II: Valse brillante

iii) Act II: Mouvement de valse hésitation

iv) Act II: Valse des petites taupes

v) Act III: Valse brillante 

vi) Act III: Tempo di Boston

vii) Act III: Tango

viii) Act III: Mouvement de valse hésitation

ix) Act III: Moderato

x) Act III: Appassionato

xi) Act III: Trés vite et trés canaille 

xii) Act III: Tempo di tarantella 

xiii) Act III: Polka finale

xiv) Act III: Presto

xv) Act III: Follement vite et gai


Igor Stravinskiy
Three Pieces for Solo Clarinet

Ross Montgomery, Clarinet

Igor Stravinskiy
L'histoire de soldat: Suite for Violin, Clarinet and Piano

i) Marche du soldat

ii) Le violon du soldat 

iii) Petit Concert 

iv) Tango - Valse - Ragtime

v) Danse du diable

For the full programme of the FESTIVALINO 2024

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Festivalino 2024: Giovani Voci all'opera
Teatro della Pergola

Friday 31 May 2024, 7 pm

GIOVANI VOCI ALL’OPERA

31 MAY, 7 PM | Capolavori in scena

TEATRO DELLA PERGOLA

CONDUCTOR Wyn Davies

ORCHESTRA LA FILHARMONIE

STAGE DIRECTOR Jean-Romain Vesperini

ASSOCIATE STAGE DIRECTOR Heloise Serazin

VIDEO DESIGNER Yann Philippe

LIGHT DESIGNER Orlando Bolognesi


PROGRAMME

LE NOZZE DI FIGARO, excerpts from Act I 

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

Luiza Willert (Susanna), Hovhannes Karapetyan (Figaro), Sarah Hakobyan (Cherubino), Gabriel Fortunas (Bartolo), Daniils Kuzmins (Conte), Floriana Cicio (Rosina, Contessa)

BAJAZET, Sposa son disprezzata

Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)

Sarah Hakobyan (Irene)

LA CENERENTOLA, Come un’ape ne’ giorni d’aprile, Un segreto d’importanza 

Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868)

Daniils Kuzmins (Dandini), Hovhannes Karapetyan (Don Magnifico), Don Ramiro (Yuchen Pan), Caterina Meldolesi (Tisbe), Floriana Cicio (Clorinda)

Intervallo 30 minuti

LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR, excerpts from Act I

Gaetano Donizetti (1797-1848)

Luiza Willert (Lucia), Edgardo (Yuchen Pan), Sarah Hakobyan (Alice)

ENTFÜHRUNG AUS DEM SERAIL, Wer ein Liebchen hat gefunden, Durch zärtlichkeit und schmeicheln, Ich gehe doch rate ich dir

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

Gabriel Fortunas (Osmin), Floriana Cicio (Blonde)

UN BALLO IN MASCHERA, excerpts from Act III

Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)

Caterina Meldolesi (Amelia), Hovhannes Karapetyan (Renato), Luiza Willert (Oskar), Daniils Kuzmins (Sam), Gabriel Fortunas (Tom)

For those who purchase a gala ticket for the Festivalino, the opera will be followed by dinner and dancing in the theatre’s ballroom, which will be transformed into a speakeasy cabaret featuring Daisy’s jazz band.

For the full programme of the FESTIVALINO 2024

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Firenze è come un albero fiorito
Fondazione Mascarade Opera

Saturday 6 April 2024, 7 pm

Visit the Fondazione Mascarade Opera for an opera recital of the most loved arias and duets from the classical and belcanto repertoire of Rossini, Donizetti, Mozart inspired by the bloom of spring.

Artists:
Luiza Willert, soprano
Sarah Hakobyan, mezzosoprano
Yuchen Pan, tenore
William Desbiens, baritono

Full programme available soon.

The concert will start at 7pm and will last about 60 minutes.

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* The ticket gives you access to the Fondazione from 6pm, including the offer of a glass of wine.

Please arrive no later than 10 minutes before to access the concert hall, the doors close at 7pm.

Gala Giovani Voci alla Fenice
Teatro La Fenice

Sunday 10 March 2024, 7 pm

The Giovani Voci alla Fenice gala presents the artists of the Mascarade Opera programme, among the most exciting young voices in Europe.

Giovani Voci alla Fenice offers you the opportunity to listen to the stars of tomorrow in a program of some of the most beautiful arias in the repertoire together with the Teatro La Fenice Orchestra, conducted for the occasion by Maestra Gianna Fratta.

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Programme:

Gioachino Rossini
L’Italiana in Algeri: Ouverture

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Don Giovanni: «Madamina, il catalogo è questo»

Gaetano Donizetti
Lucia di Lammermoor: «Regnava nel silenzio»

Giuseppe Verdi
Macbeth: «O figli! O figli miei… Ah la paterna mano»

Gaetano Donizetti
Roberto Devereux: «All’afflitto è dolce il pianto»

Alfredo Catalani
La Wally: «Ebben? Ne andrò lontana»

Gioachino Rossini
La Cenerentola: «Come un’ape ne giorni d’aprile»
«Un segreto d’importanza»

Gaetano Donizetti
Don Pasquale: «Pronta io son»

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Così fan tutte: «Il core vi dono»

Giacomo Puccini
Madama Butterfly: «Un bel dì vedremo»
Manon Lescaut: intermezzo atto III
Madama Butterfly: «Scoti quella fronda di ciliegio… Tutti fior»

Giuseppe Verdi
Rigoletto: «Un dì, se ben rammentomi… Bella figlia dell’amore»

Mascarade Emerging Artists
Caterina Meldolesi, Luiza Willert soprano
Aebh Kelly mezzosoprano
Xavier Hetherington* tenor
Daniils Kuzmins baritono
Hovhannes Karapetyan basso-baritono

*Mascarade alumnus

Conductor M Gianna Fratta
La Fenice Orchestra

Il poeta e il libertino: due facce di un'era
Fondazione Mascarade Opera

Thursday 29 February 2024, 7 pm

This concert is generously supported by Charles & Caroline Pridgeon.

Werther and Don Giovanni present two contrasting faces of unbridled passion as they come to be undone by the love of one and none.

Programme:

Jules Massenet, Werther, Atto III
Charlotte Sarah Hakobyan
Sophie Luiza Willert
Werther Yuchen Pan
Piano Megumi Hata
Conductor Avishka Edirisinghe

W. A. Mozart, Don Giovanni, Atto I, Scena 5
Donna Elvira Caterina Meldolesi
Don Giovanni Daniils Kuzmins
Leporello Hovhannes Karapetyan
Zerlina Luiza Willert
Masetto Gabriel Fortunas
Piano Avishka Edirisinghe

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Stage Director: Federico Grazzini

Music Director: Jonathon Cole-Swinard

The concert will start at 7pm and will last about 60 minutes.

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* The ticket gives you access to the Fondazione from 6pm, including the offer of a glass of wine.

Please arrive no later than 10 minutes before to access the concert hall, the doors close at 7pm.

Christmas Opera Gala
Fondazione Mascarade Opera
Thursday 7 December 2023, 7 pm

Artists:

Sarah Hakobyan, mezzosoprano
Luiza Willert, soprano
Caterina Meldolesi, soprano
Yuchen Pan, tenor
Hovhannes Karapetyan, bass-baritone
Daniils Kuzmins, baritone
William Desbiens, baritone
Avishka Ederisinghe, piano
Megumi Hata, piano

Programme:

Hansel und Gretel, Humperdinck
Erstes Bild “Suse, liebe Suse”

La Bohème, Puccini
Act I “Questo mar rosso”
Act I “Chi è là?...” until the end of act

Hansel und Gretel, Humperdinck
“Der kleine Sandmann bin ich”
“Evening Prayer”

Die Lustige Witwe, Lehar
“Vilja”
“Lippen Schweigen”

Die Fledermaus, Strauss
“Champagne chorus”
“Brüderlein”
The concert will start at 7pm and will last about 60 minutes.

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* The ticket gives you access to the Fondazione from 6pm, including the offer of a glass of wine.

The concert starts at 7pm.

Please arrive no later than 10 minutes before to access the concert hall, the doors close at 7pm.

A Night with the Stars : End of Season Recital
Fondazione Mascarade Opera

Thursday 13 June 2024, 7 pm

Join us at the Palazzo Corsini al Prato for a summer evening concert in one of Florence's most charming Palazzo.

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Mascarade Artists


Sarah Hakobyan, mezzosoprano

Daniils Kuzmins, baritone

Yuchen Pan, tenor

Luiza Willert, soprano

William Desbiens, baritone

Hovhannes Karapetyan, bass‐baritone

Caterina Meldolesi, soprano

Gabriel Fortunas, bass

Avishka Edirisinghe, répétiteur
Megumi Hata, répétiteur

*The ticket gives you access to the Fondazione and Corsini gardens (weather permitting) from 6pm, including the offer of a glass of good wine. The concert starts at 7pm.Please arrive no later than 10 minutes before to access the concert hall, the doors close at 7pm.