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Pushkin House: An evening with Marc Heller

Pushkin House: An evening with Marc Heller Wed 1 August 2012, 19:30, Pushkin House

Performance
An evening with Marc Heller

You might have heard Marc Heller this February at the Royal Albert Hall; he sang, to critical acclaim, the role of Radames in Verdi’s great opera Aida in Raymond Gubbay’s lavish production.


Textist Marc Heller returns to Pushkin House with an even wider eclectic mix of lied, opera and folksong. He’ll be singing operatic favourites including Lensky’s «Kuda Kuda?» from Evgeny Onegin and «Nessun Dorma» from Puccini’s masterpiece Turandot. Julian gives Marc a well-earned break with piano solos including Beethoven’s «Moonlight» Sonata and Debussy’s «Poissons D’or».

But you absolutely cannot miss rising star of opera Naya Maria Rodriguez-Castinado. Naya will sing de Falla’s Canciones Populares and Iolanta’s arioso from Tchaikovsky’s last and great opera.

PROGRAMME

Strauss : Traüm durch die Dämmerung

Robert Schumann: Im Rhein, im heiligen Strome; Ich grolle nicht

Schubert: Impromptu No.1 from Four Impromptus D.935, piano solo

Schubert: Die Neugierige; Ständchen

Grieg: En Svane (Swan); Ein Traum

Georgian trad. song: Sinsyaro

Heller: Golden Hair

Interval

Puccini: E Luce van from Tosca

Albeniz: Triana, piano solo

Puccini: Nessun Dorma from Turandot

Debussy: Poissons d’or, piano solo

Tchaikovsky: Lensky’s aria from Eugene Onegin

Marc Heller sung seven performances as Radames in Aida at the Royal Albert Hall this February, accompanied by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Andrew Greenwood.

He has sung principal operatic roles at the NY Metropolitan Opera, Netherlands Opera, Royal Swedish Opera Stockholm, New York City Opera, the Komische Oper Berlin, International Music Festival at Macau and many other great houses.

As a recitalist, Mr. Heller has performed at Carnegie Hall, on the the mainstage and Weill Recital Hall, Avery Fisher Hall NYC, the Aga Khan al-Ismaili Center, Dubai, the Centrepoint Theatre in Dubai, Sala Villa-Lobos in Brasilia. His repertoire spans lieder, operatic excerpts and oratorio.

As a recording artist, Marc Heller most recently appeared as Chairman Mao on the second recording ever made of John Adams’ Nixon in China for NAXOS. He has also recorded albums of songs by Heitor Villa-Lobos, Stephen Sondheim and musicalised poems by Frost, Dickinson, and James Joyce composed and accompanied by his father, Villa-Lobos protege Alfred Heller. These albums were made for Etcetera records.

JULIAN GALLANT, Director of Pushkin House, is also a conductor and pianist. He has worked with many of the world’s greatest singers including sopranos Valeria Stenkina and Tatiana Pavlovskaya and baritone Sergei Leiferkus.

Chief Conductor of the Russian Orchestra of London, Julian has also guest-conducted the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London and on tour. He has worked with orchestras in the Russian cities of Togliatti, Voronezh, Omsk, Ufa, Yaroslavl and Samara. He has conducted the State Symphony Orchestra of Macedonia, the Armenian Philharmonic, the Georgian State Philharmonic Orchestra, the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra, The Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra and the Minsk Philharmonic. He conducted the Novaya Rossia orchestra in March 2010 in a programme of music by Britten, Elgar and Walton.

Julian Gallant made his operatic conducting debut at Helikon Opera Moscow. He has also conducted at the State Opera of Novosibirsk, the Kazakhstan State Opera, the Tbilisi State Opera and the Kutaisi State Opera.

Tickets: £15, conc. £12

29 июля 2012