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The Italian Soprano Fiorenza Cedolins will Perform Today instead of Barbara Frittoli

27 JUL 2012

by FESTSPIELKIEBITZ  09:18 h;
published in: Concert

Fiorenza Cedolins, Photo: no details available
At today’s open-air benefit concert with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, the Italian soprano Fiorenza Cedolins will sing instead of Barbara Frittoli. Under the baton of Zubin Mehta, Fiorenza Cedolins and Plácido Domingo will perform arias and duets by Ludwig van Beethoven, Umberto Giordano, Giuseppe Verdi, Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Franz Lehár, Giacomo Puccini, Wolfgang A. Mozart, Pablo Sorozábal and Antonín Dvořák.

Fiorenza Cedolins will also take over the role of Mimì in La bohème at the Shanghai Grand Theatre in October 2012. The conductor in Shanghai will be Daniel Oren. La bohème is a co-production of the Salzburg Festival with the Shanghai Grand Theatre. FIORENZA CEDOLINS studied with Roberto Benaglio. In 1996, she won the Luciano Pavarotti Competition and sang at the famous tenor’s side in Tosca. Early in her international career, she performed the roles of Santuzza (Cavalleria rusticana) at the Ravenna Festival under Riccardo Muti, of Amelia Grimaldi (Simon Boccanegra), and soon thereafter also appeared in rarely performed Verdi operas like I masnadieri and La battaglia di Legnano. She was heard as Norma at the Teatro Massimo Bellini in Catania and in 2003 in Tokyo. She was also acclaimed for her Leonora (Il trovatore) at the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, at the Arena di Verona, in Parma, Tokyo, Frankfurt, Munich, Palermo, and Naples and at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Furthermore, the soprano’s repertoire includes Cilea’s Adriana Lecouvreur (Trieste and Rome), and most importantly the great Puccini roles like Mimì, Tosca and Cio-Cio-San. Her recording of Tosca has appeared on CD, conducted by Zubin Mehta and also co-starring Andrea Bocelli. Among the highlights of her most recent career are Aida and Madama Butterfly at the Metropolitan Opera New York, Il trovatore in Bilbao, Don Carlo at La Scala Milan, Andrea Chénier at the Teatro Real Madrid, Luisa Miller in Torino, Simon Boccanegra at the Vienna State Opera, Falstaff at the Liceu in Barcelona and Un ballo in maschera in Zurich. During this season, he appeared in Luisa Miller in Bilbao, La bohème at the Liceu in Barcelona and in Poliuto at the Zurich Opera House.

Due to hot weather conditions, the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra will perform today at the Großes Festspielhaus (instead of open-air on Cathedral Square). The time of the concert remains unchanged at 5:00 pm.

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