“SANTA LUCIA” concert on April 19, at Sala Dalles

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For the audience who loves classical music, the month of April will be an opportunity to meet two famous voices of the lyrical scene, in the “Musical Extravaganza” series of events. The promoter of the series, the tenor Stefan von Korch and the well-known baritone Lucian Petrean, will delight the audience with memorable arias from famous operas and operettas in the “SANTA LUCIA” concert. The event will take place on April 19, from 7:00 p.m., at Sala Dalles.

The tenor Ştefan von Korch elaborates: “SANTA LUCIA” concert is an opportunity to experience the magic of opera and operetta in a suitable setting to discover or deepen this music so rich in experiences. The Dalles Hall thus becomes the place where passion and vocal virtuosity meet in a symphony of sounds and emotions.”

The concert promises an evening of elegance and sophistication in which the audience will enjoy sequences of great intensity and vocal mastery from famous operas. The program will include Cortigiani’s aria from Rigoletto, an essential element in the repertoire of a Verdian baritone, an aria that penetrates the soul of any sensitive music lover, but also the famous aria with 9 C from “La Fille du regiment”, considered a true tour de force and virtuosity for any tenor.

The “SANTA LUCIA” concert is part of the Musical Extravaganza series that offers refreshing and unique experiences to lovers of cult music and brings opera soloists and classical music closer to the public and to those who want to discover its beauty, in a welcoming, refined environment warm, of The Dalles Hall.

Tickets are available on Eventim.ro, IaBilet.ro and at Sala Dalles.

About the soloists

Stefan von Korch (Tenor)

With a career on the rise, nationally and internationally, Ştefan von Korch performed this month on the stage of the Târgu-Mureş Philharmonic, the symphonic vocal work Stabat Mater, one of the jewels of Giacommo Rossini’s repertoire considered a demonstration of virtuosity for any tenor. Since the beginning of the year, she has also performed nationally at the Opera in Iaşi, in the sparkling role of Camille de Jolidon, in The Merry Widow 2.0 directed by Andrei Șerban and at the Romanian Opera in Timisoara in the production of The Merry Widow by Mario Di Carlo.

In the course of 2023, the tenor made the hearts of the spectators vibrate with masterful interpretations of the score specific to his voice in Carmina Burana, for which he is considered a standard and he was the only Romanian soloist in a tour of 27 cities in China. Other milestones in his career include famous roles in operas and operettas presented on the biggest stages in Romania: “The Barber of Seville”, “The Elixir of Love” and “Falstaff” (Bucharest National Opera), “Rigoletto,” “The Merry Widow” and “The Merry Widow 2.0” (Iasi National Opera), “I Puritani” (national premiere) “Rigoletto” and “The Barber of Seville” (Romanian Opera Cluj-Napoca) and others.

In 2022, he completed his repertoire with the title role in the European premiere of the show “Traiano in Dacia” by Giuseppe Nicolini, staged at the Romanian Opera in Cluj-Napoca, and his track record also includes roles in 3 absolute national premieres: the opera “I Puritani” at the Romanian Opera in Cluj-Napoca (2016) where he performed the highest score written for male voice, the opera “La Sonnambula” by Vicenzo Bellini (2018) and the presence on the stage of the Radio Hall in Bucharest in the absolute national premiere of the vocal-symphonic work “Messa di Gloria” by Rossini (2019).

Lucian Petrean (Baritone)

Lucian Petrean is Romania’s most acclaimed Verdian baritone, student of the great exponents of the golden age of Italian Opera, Bonaldo Giaiotti and Giorgio Zancanaro.

One of the few baritones in the world who debuted in the title role in Verdi’s Rigoletto, a role that is not usually entrusted to soloists at the beginning of their career. From the moment of his debut, this also became his “signature” role, being constantly requested in the country and abroad for this score. Only during 2023 he was invited to productions of Rigoletto in Bucharest, Iasi, Galaţi, but also abroad in Italy, Spain and the Republic of Moldova.

Along with “Rigoletto” his repertoire also includes other jewels of Verden creation: “La Traviata”, “Il trovatore”, “Falstaff”, “Nabucco”, “Masked Ball”, to which are added works by other composers: “Tosca” (Pucinni), “Paiaţe” (Leoncavallo) and “Cavalleria rusticana” (Pietro Mascagni).

He is a frequent guest of Operas in Germany – Oper am Rhein Dusseldorf and Duisburg, Karlsruhe, Kassel, France – Opera in Nancy, Italy, Czech Republic – National Opera in Prague, Croatia – Croatian Theater in Zagreb, Israel – Tel Aviv.

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