The unique amber sound of the Orchestra has originated in a unique place at the Baltic Sea – in Liepāja.

The 29th Liepāja International Stars Festival. Brahms and Opera

03/07/2021   20:00
Concert Hall GREAT AMBER, Great Hall, Liepāja

Vida MIKNEVIČŪTE – soprano
Reinis ZARIŅŠ – piano

Conductor Atvars LAKSTĪGALA
Liepāja Symphony Orchestra

Johanness BRAHMS, Giacomo PUCCINI, Richard WAGNER, Giuseppe VERDI


The first part of the concert will include the Piano Concerto No. 2 by Brahms, which is a magnificent composition full of restrained passion and symphonic scale and whose romantic movements and power make it just perfect for the hands, heart and mind of the pianist Reinis Zariņš.

Vida Miknevičiūtė is popular in Latvia and her performance in Liepāja will be just short before her debut at the Salzburg Festival. We will witness Vida becoming Verdi’s Amelia (“Simon Boccanegra”) and Elisabeth (“Don Carlos"), Puccini’s Tosca and Musette (“La bohème”), and the programme will end in the queenly Elisabeth’s performance from Wagner’s opera “Tannhäuser”. And, of course, the orchestra’s signature in the overture from Verdi’s “Sicilian Vespers”, Puccini’s bittersweet “Crisantemi” and the popular introduction to the III act of Wagner’s “Lohengrin”.

On the conductor’s podium: the well-known Atvars Lakstīgala, whose talent is most expressed in the emotional turns of the Romanticism music.

Supported by: the Ministry of Culture of the Latvian Republic, the State Culture Capital Foundation and Liepāja city.

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