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7. Opera at Villa del Balbianello

Full Price € 40,00 / Reduced Price € 20,00 / Reduced Visibility € 15,00

Villa del Balbianello

Thursday July 4th, 2019 at 07:00 PM

This concert is dedicated to opera arias and duets, featuring the mezzo-soprano Sophie Koch and some artists of her singing class from the Queen Elizabeth Music Chapel of Belgium.
The musical program includes music from the Viennese period of Mozart to the charismatic theatre productions of Bernstein.
Sophie Koch made her debut at the Royal Opera House with Barbiere di Siviglia and Così Fan Tutte and at the Dresden Opera House under Sir Colin Davis’ baton (Ariadne auf Naxos). Among the roles that made her famous we certainly recall Octavian in “Der Rosenkavalier” by R. Strauss.

In case of bad weather the concert will take place at the Auditorium of the School Complex of Tremezzina.
Reaching the Villa del Balbianello on foot

The Villa is accessible on foot along the path that starts from Via degli Artigiani in Lenno. Duration: about 15/20 min.

Reach the Villa del Balbianello by Taxi-Boat

It is possible to access the Villa by lake, with the Taxi-Boat service on payment (at a cost of € 7.00 per person to be paid directly at boarding) provided by the Lido of Lenno. Departure from the dock near the Bar Sports, on the Lenno lakeside promenade. Service available from 18:00 to 19:00 for the outward journey and from 21:00 for the return journey.


Sophie Koch, Mezzosoprano

Young Artists in residence of the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel:
Louise Kuyvenhoven, Soprano
François Pardailhé, Tenor
Rupert Grössinger, Baritone
Marie Datcharry, Piano


Extracts from Le nozze di Figaro
Duetto Cinque … dieci … venti (Susanna, Figaro)
Terzetto Cosa sento! Tosto andante (Susanna, Basilio, Il Conte)
Duetto Crudel! perché finora (Susanna, Il Conte)

Extracts from Così fan tutte
Duetto Ah guarda sorella (Fiordiligi, Dorabella)
Duetto Il cor vi dono (Dorabella, Guglielmo)

Extracts from Die Entführung aus dem Serail
Aria Frisch zum Kampfe! Frisch zum Streite! (Pedrillo)

Extracts from Die Zauberflöte
Terzetto Du feines Täubchen, nur herein! (Monostatos, Pamina, Papageno)
Duetto Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen (Pamina, Papageno)

R. Strauss
Extracts from Der Rosenkavalier
Duetto Miri st die Ehre widerfahren (Octavian, Sophie)


Extracts from Hänsel und Gretel
Duetto Abends, will Ich schlafen gehen (Hänsel, Gretel)

J. Strauss
Extracts from Die Fledermaus
Aria Mein Herr Marquis (Adele)

Extracts from Les Contes d’Hoffmann
Aria Jour et nuit (Frantz)
Barcarolle Belle nuit, o nuit d’amour

Extracts from La Périchole
Aria Ah ! quel dîner (La Périchole)
Duetto Dans ces couloirs obscurs (La Périchole, Piquillo)

Extracts from Man of La Mancha
The Impossible Dream (Alonso/Don Quixote)

Extracts from Candide
Duetto We are woman (Cunegonde, Old Lady)
Final Make Our Garden Grow (Candide, Cunegonde, all)