Christmas Concert Zagreb Philharmonic

Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra – croatiansincleveland.com

Last night, the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra thrilled a happy audience with their Christmas concert featuring music by Rossini, Cilea, Mascagni, Verdi, Bizet, and Puccini. The orchestra was conducted by Luka Vukšić, with the magical voices of popular soprano Darija Auguštan and tenor Filip Filipović. The Children’s Chamber Choir of Pavao Markovca Music School joined the Philharmonic and opera singers in a finale of favorite Christmas carols.

Auguštan and Filipović sang outstanding arias, and their duets were flawless. The Philharmonic’s delighted the audience with powerful performances of Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana Intermezzo, Overture to Rossini’s The Thieving Magpie, and the Bizet / Guiraud Carmen Suite no. 1.

The program included:

  • Francesco Cilea: Adriana Lecouvreur – Ecco respiro appena…Io son l’umile ancella
  • Giuseppe Verdi: La traviata – Lunge da Lei, Alfredo’s aria, G. Verdi: La traviata – Parigi, o cara, duet of Violetta and Alfredo

  • Gioachino Puccini: La boheme – Che gelida manina, Rodolfo aria
  • Gioachino Puccini: La boheme – O soave fanciulla, Rodolfo and Mimi duet

  • Adeste Fideles (Come All Ye Faithful) – Arrangement by Croatian Composer Stjepan Mihaljinec

Christmas Concert Finale

It was an evening of exceptional music. The lovely encore was Silent Night, Holy Night written by Austrian Roman Catholic priest Josephus Franciscus Mohr.

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