Vladimir Spivakov and the NPR will give two charity concerts in Uzbekistan, which will take place in the square at the Alisher Navoi State Academic Bolshoi Theater in Tashkent on May 23 and in Registan Square in Samarkand on May 25. The concerts will feature Ekaterina Morozova (soprano) and Uzbekistan-native Bekhzod Davronov (tenor), both soloists of the Bolshoi Theater of Russia. The program consists of excerpts from operas by Tchaikovsky, Puccini, Mascagni and Cilea.
The concerts are organized by Alisher Usmanov's Art, Science and Sport Charity Foundation together with the Art and Culture Development Foundation under the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Uzbekistan. The concerts are free for students of the Uzbekistan State Conservatory, R.M. Glière Music School, V.A. Uspensky Music School and other educational institutions in the capital city and other regions, cultural workers and teachers, media figures, bloggers, wards of inclusive resource centers and special boarding schools for disabled children. The NPR members will give master-classes for students of music colleges.
Tashkent has hosted the NPR several times in recent years. In 2017 Vladimir Spivakov and the orchestra were joined by singers Anna Aglatova, Vasily Ladyuk, Remiz Usmanov. In 2018 the maestro presented to the Tashkent audience the Chaplin Hour Project which included screening of the legendary silent movie “City Lights” with the symphony orchestra playing the film score live. A frequent guest in Uzbekistan, Vladimir Spivakov cherishes the most warming recollections about each encounter.
Polonaise from the opera “Eugene Onegin”
Tatiana's letter scene from the opera “Eugene Onegin”
Herman's arioso (“I don't know her name”) from the opera “The Queen of Spades”
Intermezzo from the opera “Manon Lescaut”
Rodolfo's aria from the opera “La Bohème”
Mimi's aria from the opera “La Bohème”
Duet of Rodolfo and Mimi from Act I of the opera “La Bohème”
Mascagni. Intermezzo from the opera “Cavalleria rusticana”
Cilea. Adrienne's aria (“Ecco respire appena ...”) from the opera “Adrienne Lecouvreur”
Cilea. Federico's Lamento from the opera “L'Arlesiana”
Puccini. Cio-Cio-san's aria (“Un bel di vedremo”) from the opera “Madama Butterfly”
Puccini. Calaf's aria from the opera “Turandot”