Opera

Siberia

Umberto Giordano

06 May, 22 - 09 May, 22

Conductor: Domingo Hindoyan Choir Director: Andrés Máspero Titular Chorus and Orchestra of the Teatro Real

Siberia, de Umberto Giordano

06 May 22

Estreno

09 May 22

Última función

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Funciones

The Viennese premiere of Umberto Giordano’s first opera –Mala vita– in September 1892 received an explicit review from the legendary music critic Eduard Hanslick: «His sense of drama is stronger than his musical talent, his temperament is stronger than his art ». This sentence hovers over most of the operatic catalogue of Giordano, a key figure of the giovane scuola verisimo, thanks to the lasting successes of Andrea Chénier and, to a lesser degree, Fedora. As a consequence of the latter, with its Russian setting, Siberia (1903) enjoyed a short lived popularity before falling into oblivion. A contributing factor was the libretto of Luigi Illica which rewrote the love triangle that had already been used in Andrea Chénier and Tosca, integrating an exotic and extravagant aspect into this piece.  
The score by Giordano, on the other hand, plays a more interesting trump card with its copious incorporation of Russian folk songs and the use of dissonance to express paroxysm and desperation. A point in favour of Siberia was the warm reception in Paris in 1905, where it was met with the favourable opinion of Gabriel Fauré, who saluted the second act as “one of the most remarkable and captivating that modern dramatic music can offer. ».


Opera in three acts

Music by Umberto Giordano (1867-1948)

Libretto by Luigi Illica

Premiered in the Teatro Alla Scala de Milán, 19 december,1903

Premiered in the Teatro Real

Concert version of the opera


ARTISTIC TEAM

Musical conductor I Domingo Hindoyan

Choir director I Andrés Máspero

Titular Choir and Orchestra of the Teatro Real
(Coro Intermezzo / Orquesta Sinfónica de Madrid)

 

CAST

Estefania I Sonya Yoncheva

Nikona I Elena Zilio

Girl I Mercedes Gancedo

Vassili I Bryan Hymel

Gleby I George Petean

Prince Alexis I Alejandro del Cerro

Iván / El Cosaco I Albert Casals

The Banker Miskinsky / El Inválido I Tomeu Bibiloni

The Captain / The Governor I Fernando Radó

Releases

Amigos del Real

18 January

2022

Suscribers

19 January

2022

General Public

20 January

2022

Performances

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06 May 2022

19:30

Main Auditorium

Sonya Yoncheva, Elena Zilio, Mercedes Gancedo, Bryan Hymel , George Petean, Alejandro del Cerro, Albert Casals, Tomeu Bibiloni, Fernando Radó
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09 May 2022

19:30

Main Auditorium

Sonya Yoncheva, Elena Zilio, Mercedes Gancedo, Bryan Hymel , George Petean, Alejandro del Cerro, Albert Casals, Tomeu Bibiloni, Fernando Radó
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