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VIVA VERDI! OPERA GALA

Sunday, June 22, 2008 at 4.00pm - Bath Abbey

VIVA VERDI! OPERA GALA choruses and arias by Giuseppe Verdi and his contemporaries.

Sunday June 22 2008, 4.00 pm

Bath Minerva Choir
with Bath Philharmonia

Conductor Gavin Carr
Soprano Gweneth Ann Jeffers
Tenor Robert Gardiner

VIVA VERDI! is the title chosen for this afternoon of operatic excitement.

It’s about PASSION! LOVE! DEATH! and MATADORS IN TIGHT PANTS!
The programme includes popular favourites including the anvil chorus, La Donna è mobile and the Matadors’ Chorus.  

Programme

1. Overture La Forza del Destino (orchestra)
2. Spuntato ecco il di’ Don Carlo (chorus)
3. Pace, pace, mio dio! La Forza del Destino (soprano)
4. Anvil Chorus Il Trovatore (chorus)
5. La Donna è mobile (tenor) Rigoletto
6. Va pensiero Nabucco (chorus)
7. Brindisi La Traviata (sop+tenor+chorus)
Interval
8. Prelude to Act I La Traviata (orch.)
9. Matadors’ Chorus La Traviata (chorus)
10. La Vergine degl’i Angeli ) La Forza del Destino (sop+chorus
11. De miei bollenti spiriti La Traviata (tenor)
12. Ritorna vincitor Aida (soprano)
13. Gloria all’Egitto Aida (chorus)