March 22, 2017 | Svetlanov Hall ic the MIPAC
«Masterpieces for All Times» Subscription Series No. 1
Albina SHAGIMURATOVA, soprano
Hélène Mercier, Frederic ARNAULT, Bernard ARNAULT, piano (France)
Conductor – Vladimir SPIVAKOV
Mozart. “La clemenza di Tito“: Overture
Mozart. Concerto No. 7 for three pianos and orchestra in F Major, KV 242
Bellini. Overture and Norma’s Cavatina from the opera “Norma”
Bellini. Amina’s Aria from the opera “Somnambula”
Verdi. Prelude to Act III of the opera “La Traviata”
Rossini. Overture and Rosina’s Cavatina from the opera “Il barbiere di Siviglia”
Puccini. Intermezzo from “Manon Lescaut”
Rossini. Semiramide’s Cavatina from the opera “Semiramide”
Verdi. Overture from “Les vêpres siciliennes”
The concerts of the “Masterpieces for All Times” Subscription Series No.1 resonate with the “Vladimir Spivakov invites …” Moscow Festival, which features outstanding artists closely associated with the Maestro’s creative views. Among these partners a special place belongs to Albina Shagimuratova, a marvellous singer, a star of the world opera stage.
Albina Shagimuratova’s charming coloratura soprano conquered the international audience in 2007, when she won the Tchaikovsky International Competition, which was followed by the singer’s European opera debut in the part of the Queen of the Night at the Salzburg Festival. The press enthusiastically responded to it as “a phenomenon that should be heard to believe.” Today Albina Shagimuratova is known as a sublime singer, possessing a rare dramatic coloratura with a startling timbre, and highly skilled. A pure, juicy, large, flying, flawlessly intoned sound, combining a fine bel canto technique with a profound academic understanding of music and a subtle psychological elaboration of a role is Albina Shagimuratova’s visiting card. Eminent conductors, such as Riccardo Muti, Zubin Mehta, Valery Gergiev, James Conlon, gladly invite Albina to take part in most difficult concert programs. However, despite a tight tour schedule, the singer always finds dates for exclusive performances with Maestro Vladimir Spivakov and the NPR.
Concluding the Series, Vladimir Spivakov will perform with representatives of a most wonderful family from France: the Mercier-Arnault, his close friends. With pianist Hélène Mercier, a native of Canada, Vladimir Spivakov has played many a time in France and Russia, and also recorded a Chausson Album awarded with the CHOC du Monde de la Musique Prize. In the performance of Mozart’s Triple Piano Concerto, Hélène Mercier will be joined by her husband Bernard Arnault, the world’s leader of luxury goods production, who is brilliant not only in business strategies but also in piano playing, as well as by their son Frederic Arnault, who inherited from his parents their versatile talents, musical gifts included.