International Women’s Day 100th Anniversary
EVENT: “KORIFEI!” – Great Singers of Russian Opera
RENÉ PAPE, Bass – Special Guest Artist *Appears Courtesy of Metropolitan Opera
MAKVALA KASRASHVILI, Soprano
OLGA SAVOVA, Mezzo-Soprano
OLEG KULKO, Tenor
ANNA AGLATOVA – Soprano
ELCHIN AZIZOV, Baritone
VALERY GERASIMOV, Musical Director
Some of the world’s most spectacular singers appear together at Lincoln Center Avery Fisher Hall on
March 6 in a Gala Concert honoring the 100th Anniversary of International Women’s Day, a major holiday that began in Russia one hundred years ago. The artists’ origins represent several countries celebrating this day, including: Rene Pape – Germany; Makvala Kasrashvili – Georgia; Oleg Kulko – The Ukraine; Olga Savova – Russia, Elchin Azizov – Azerbaijan. The program will consist of outstanding arias and romances by Tchaikovski, Rimsky – Korsakov, Balakirev, Verdi, Puccini.
All singers are principal soloists at the world’s most prestigious theatres, including the Metropolitan Opera, the Bolshoi Theatre, the Mariinsky Theatre and others. Rene Pape has been called one of the most important singers internationally by numerous critics, including The New York Times, Opera News, The Financial Times. Makvala Kasrashvili has received the highest accolades and the Gold Medal of the Russian Government, Olga Savova has been given the title of “People’s Artist of Russia”
It would be difficult to find a more compelling line-up of such distinguished artists in one concert. This will be a very unique evening that should not be missed.
ANOTHER RESOUNDING SUCCESS!
SUKHISHVILI NATIONAL BALLET OF GEORGIA!
NOVEMBER 7, 2010
AVERY FISHER HALL, LINCOLN CENTER – 2,500 TICKETS SOLD!
CHEERS AND STANDING OVATIONS!
12 CURTAIN CALLS!!
“The Georgian National Ballet Sukhishvili-Ramishvili was presented by International Concerts on November 7 at New York’s Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center . Well before the show, the entrance of Avery Fisher Hall was crowded with people asking for any available tickets. During the performance, the crowded hall frequently burst into wild applause with shouts of “bravo” and standing ovations.. At the conclusion there was a deafening ovation – The audience would not let the artists leave the stage and begged them to continue the show. …
The ensemble was honed to perfection with perfectly synchronized movements of the dancers in massive numbers. They demonstrated amazing technique and athleticism. Their extraordinary individual ability was exhibited in “competitive” solos, where each dancer was featured individually, gathering the harvest of applause. Their costumes accurately reflect national traditions with every regional group of Georgia represented.
“The ensemble reflects the emotional daring spirit of the Georgian nation, its invincible vitality and a touching romanticism. I was particularly impressed by the elegant and always surprising choreography, which combines the ancient canons of traditional dance, and innovative aesthetics that goes back to Diaghilev, Fokine and Balanchine.” Diana C. Stomsvik, President of International Concerts, organizer of the tour, told Voice of America”
Oleg Sulkin – Voice of America
FOR LUCIANO PAVAROTTI – WITH LOVE
February 14, 2008, 8PM
LINCOLN CENTER AVERY FISHER HALL
Star Singers from Italy, United States, and Russia Salute the Great Tenor.
Special Guest Artists: RENATA SCOTTO, MARTINA ARROYO, DWAYNE CROFT
Hostess: Laura Savini, WLIW-TV