Wednesday 15 February 2017 at 20:30


Anush Hovhannisyan, soprano
Ketevan Kemoklidze, mezzo
Giulio Pelligra, tenor
Michel de Souza, baritone
Al Bustan Festival Orchestra
Gianluca Marcianὸ, conductor

The “Queens and Empresses of the Orient” Festival unfolds in the oriental palace of King Herod in Jerusalem with Hérodiade and her daughter Salomé. It is an Orient as seen by the French composers Massenet (1842-1912), Gounod (1818 -1893), Saint-Saens (1835-1921) and the Italian composer Rossini (1792-1868).

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791)
From Idomeneo Overture
Aria of Elettra “D’Oreste, d’Ajace” (Anush)

Henry Purcell (1659 – 1695)
From Dido and Aeneas
Aria of Dido’s lament (Ketevan)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791)
From Mitridate
Aria of Mitridate “Se di lauri il crine adorno” (Giulio)
Aria of Aspasia “Al destin che la minaccia” (Anush)

Jules Massenet (1842 – 1912)
From Thais Meditation

Charles-François Gounod (1818 – 1893)
From La Reine de Saba
“Plus grand dans son obscurité (Ketevan)

Jules Massenet (1842 – 1912)
From Herodiade
“Vision fugitive” (Michel)


Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868)
from Semiramide
Aria of Semiramide “Bel raggio lusinghier”(Anush)
Aria of Idreno “La speranza più soave”(Giulio)

Camille Saint Saens (1835 – 1921)
From Samson et Dalila
“Mon coeur s’ouvre à ta voix” (Ketevan)
Duet High Priest and Dalila (Ketevan, Michel)