August 17, 2019

Olga Peretyatko & Matthias Samuil

Dzintari Concert Hall / Small Hall
19:00 Saturday

Concert programme:

Georges BIZET Les pêcheurs de perles “Me voilà seule dans la nuit…Comme autrefois”

Jacques OFFENBACH Les contes d’Hoffmann “Ella a fui, la tourterelle“

Charles GOUNOD Roméo et Juliette “Je veux vivre“

Sergei RACHMANINOFF Elegie in E flat minor, excerpt from Morceaux de fantaisie, op. 3, no. 1 (piano)

“Здесь хорошо” from 12 Romances, op. 21, no. 7

Vocalise from 14 Songs, op. 34, no. 14

“Не пой красавица при мне” from 6 Romances, op. 4, no. 4

“Весенние воды” from 12 Romances, op. 14, no. 11


Gaetano DONIZETTI Anna Bolena “Piangete voi?…Al dolce guidami”

Gaetano DONIZETTI Don Pasquale “Quel guardo il cavaliere…So anch’io la virtù magica”

Frédéric CHOPIN Nocturne in C-sharp minor, op. post., no. 20 (piano)

Giaochino ROSSINI Guillaume Tell “Sombre forêt”

Giaochino ROSSINI Semiramide “Bel raggio lusinghier…Dolce pensiero”


Olga Peretyatko 

Olga Peretyatko opens the 2018/19 season with concerts at the renowned stages of Grafenegg and Gstaad Festivals, as well as singing songs by Gabriel Fauré with the Basel Symphony Orchestra, celebrating the release of the highly acclaimed new album “The Secret Fauré”.

Her uniquely compelling voice and stage presence allow Ms. Peretyatko to combine an active opera career with frequent recitals at the most legendary venues. There is hardly a major opera house that has not yet invited her to sing lead roles, including Deutsche Oper Berlin, the Berlin, Munich and Hamburg state operas, Vienna State Opera, Zurich Opera House, Lausanne Opera, Opera Monte Carlo, La Fenice in Venice, Milan’s Teatro alla Scala, Teatro Real in Madrid, Opéra Bastille in Paris, Netherlands Opera in Amsterdam, La Monnaie in Brussels, the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, and the Metropolitan Opera in New York, where she returned several times, most recently to perform at Lucia di Lammermoor.

Ms. Peretyatko has collaborated with the world’s most renowned directors, including Robert Lepage, whose acclaimed 2009 production of Stravinsky’s Le Rossignol in Toronto confirmed her status as one of the top sopranos of our time. She sang Marfa in provocative Dmitri Tcherniakov take on The Tsar’s Bride, which was presented in 2013-2014 first at Staatsoper Unter den Linden and then in Teatro alla Scala. In 2017 she sang Leila, the main role in Wim Wender’s operatic debut in Bizet’s Les Pecheurs des Perles, under musical direction of Daniel Barenboim. She is a frequent guest star at the most prestigious opera festivals including Salzburg, Baden-Baden, Aix-en-Provence and Pesaro, Chorégies d’Orange, where video recordings of her performances in the productions of Matilde di Shabran, Sigismondo, and La Scala di Setawere released worldwide on DECCA, Arthaus Musik, and Opus Arte, respectively.