The famous tenor Roberto Alanya arrives in Bulgaria for a concert in Hall 1 of the National Palace of Culture. The conductor will be Naiden Todorov. The National Philharmonic Orchestra will also take the stage. Alanya will perform musical arias and duets with the Polish soprano Aleksandra Kużak, who is also his wife. Their repertoire includes works by Puccini, Leoncavallo, Mascagni, Chilea and Umberto Giordano.
The concert will be on 26 May.
Alanya was born in Paris. His parents are from Sicily. His love for music comes from his childhood when he played melodies on the guitar. Among his favorites in music is Luciano Pavarotti. Roberto managed to win a ticket to the final of the Pavarotti competition in Philadelphia, where he performed extremely successfully.
The tenor performed roles in Alfredo, Don Carlos, Faust, Otello, etc.
His albums include Credo, Viva Opéra, Airs de Berlioz, Bel canto, Robertissimo, Luis Mariano, Sicilian, and Pasión.
Alanya and Kujak will perform:
Giacomo Puccini – „Tu, tù, amore? Tu?!“ – Duet of Manon and Greio from the opera „Manon Lescaut“
Giacomo Puccini – Intermezzo from the opera „Manon Lescaut“
Jacques Fromental Halévy – „Rachel, quand du Seigneur la grâce tutélaire“ – Eleazar’s aria from the opera „The Jewess“
Giacomo Puccini – Aria of Tosca (Vissi d’arte) from the second movement of op. „Tosca (The Prayer of Tosca)
Giacomo Puccini – „La tregenda“ from the opera „Vlissi“
Giacomo Puccini – „Bimba bimba non piangere“ – Duet of Cho-Cho-San and Pinkerton from the opera Madame Butterfly
Umberto Giordano – „Vicino a te s’acqueta“ – Duet of Madalena and André from the opera „André Chenier“
Ruggiero Leoncavallo – Intermezzo from the opera Pagliacci
Francesco Chilea – Adriana’s aria from the opera Adriana Lecouvreur – „Ecco, respiro appena, Io son l’umile ancella“
Ruggiero Leoncavallo – Canio’s Arioso (Vesti la giubba) from the first act of the opera Pagliacci
Pietro Mascagni – Intermezzo from op. „Village Honour“
Pietro Mascagni – „Tu qui, Santuzza?“ – Duet of Santuzza and Turidu from the opera „Rural Honour“