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The orchestra of Serbia’s National Theatre is staging a musical celebration at the Sava Centre for Orthodox New Year’s Eve.
Belgraders will get the chance to hear some of the world’s most beautiful arias and duets at the National Theatre’s traditional New Year’s gala concert on January 13.
Due to damage caused by a recent fire at the theatre’s main stage, the concert will be held at the Sava Centre.
The National Theatre Orchestra will open the concert with Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Serbian Russian March.
Under the baton of Dejan Savic, the current director of the National Theatre, the orchestra will also perform the overture to Richard Wagner’s opera Tannhauser.
The National Theatre Choir will sing Bedrich Smetana’s The Bartered Bride, Verdi’s La Traviata and Polovecki camp from Alexander Borodin’s opera Prince Igor.
The theatre’s best opera singers will perform some of the most popular classical arias.
Ivanka Rakovic Krstonosic, Ivana Petrovic, Gordana Tomic and Aleksandar Dojkovic will sing arias by Johann Strauss from the opera The Bat.
Janko Sinadinovic and Sanja Kerkez will sing arias from Franz Lehar’s operettas, Natasa Jovic Trivic will perform a popular Mexican song, Granada, composed by Augustin Lara, while Slavko Sekulic and Aleksandra Angelov will perform arias from Gioacchino Rossini’s Barber of Seville and The Italian Girl in Algiers.
Verdi’s arias from the opera Don Carlos will be sung by Dragana del Monako, while arias from Georges Bizet’s Carmen will be performed by Dejan Maksimovic, Aleksandar Stamatovic and Jadranka Jovanovic.
Jelena Vlahovic will sing an aria from Francesco Cilea’s opera Adriana Lecouvreur, Dusan Plazinic will perform an aria from Umberto Giordano’s Andrea Chenier, while Miodrag D. Jovanovic will perform an aria from Mozart’s Don Giovanni.
Singer Snezana Savicic Sekulic will perform Charles Gounod’s arias from the opera Romeo and Juliet, while Sofija Pizurica will sing arias from Gounod’s Faust.
The audience will also hear Vladimir Andric and Dragoljub Bajic singing a duet from Gaetano Donizetti’s Don Pasquale, Jasmina Trumbetas Petrovic performing arias from Verdi’s Ernani and Suzana Suvakovic Savic singing a traditional Spanish song, El Vito.
Guests from Italy, baritone Giuseppe Altomare and tenor Roberto Aronica, will perform arias from Verdi’s Macbeth and Rigoletto, Puccini’s Tosca and a duet from Verdi’s Don Carlos.
Ana Rupcic and Janko Sinadinovic will close the concert with the famous ‘drinking song’ from Verdi’s La Traviata.
The New Year’s Eve gala is directed by Ivana Dragutinovic Maricic, while the conductors will be Djordje Pavlovic, Ana Zorana Brajovic, Zorica Mitev Vojnovic, Djordje Stankovic and Dejan Savic.
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