Elīna Garančas debut as Amneris
Elīna Garanča's friends can look forward to an anniversary and a world premiere in the next open-air concert summer. For the 10th birthday of "Klassik unter Sternen" at the Göttweig Abbey, the Latvian Mezzo soprano meets several personal dreams: for the very first time she will sing the Amneris, Aidas Rival, on stage. "Now the pieces, I dreamed of as a student or a young artist, come closer. I will be performing something quite unique and it will be a part of my very dream role that will take place on the stage "says Elīna Garanča.
The Artistic Director Karel Mark Chicon has conjured up a special programme and exceptional stars of the Opera world to accompany Elīna Garanča at this Jubilee occasion. And he succeeded.
For the anniversary Garanča and Chichon have also invited two absolute superstars of the opera world to Austria. The Italian soprano Barbara Frittoli and the Korean tenor Alfred Kim are present on all the great stages of the world, such as the Metropolitan Opera New York, the Vienna State Opera, Scala Milan, the Royal Opera House in London, the Arena di Verona, The Bavarian State Opera Munich or the Opernhaus Zürich. Elīna Garanča and her musical guests will be accompanied by the Choir of the Opera of the Slovak National Theater and by the Symphonieorchester der Volksoper Wien.
ORF culture - Lady Barbara Rett, is going to accompany through the evening, in her usual charming way.