Ailyn Pérez begins the new year singing with the Gulbenkian Orchestra for their sold-out “A Night at the Opera” concerts on January 13 & 14. For those who cannot join in person, the concert will be broadcast on Friday, January 15th at 8pm CET / 2pm ET via the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation’s website. Under the baton of Lorenzo Viotti, Ms. Pérez shares the stage with mezzo-soprano Margarita Gritskova, tenor Joshua Guerrero, and baritone Roman Burdenko. The program will feature a selection of arias and striking scenes from the vast operatic repertoire, and Viotti will also be conducting exciting orchestral pieces.


Georges Bizet
Carmen: Abertura
                 “La fleur que tu m’avais jetée”
                 “Votre toast, je peux vous le rendre”

Pietro Mascagni
Cavalleria Rusticana: Intermezzo

Giacomo Puccini
Tosca: “Recondita armonia”
             “Mario! Mario!”

Umberto Giordano
Andrea Chénier: “Nemico della patria
                                “Carlo Gerard?”
                                “La mamma morta”

Piotr Ilitch Tchaikovsky
Evgeni Onegin: Polonaise

Modest Mussorgsky / Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Khovanchtchina: Ária de Marfa

Piotr Ilitch Tchaikovsky
Iolanta: Robert’s aria
The Maid of Orleans: “Da, chas Nastal!”

Sergei Rachmaninov
Zdes’ khorosho… (How fair this spot…), op. 21 nº 7

Leonard Bernstein
Candide: “I am easily assimilated”

Enrique Granados
Goyescas: Quejas, o La maja y el ruiseñor
(arr. Ernest Schelling)

Photo by Chris Singer