Saaremaa Opera Festival 2013

21.07.2013 Churches of Saaremaa 

Opening sounds of the festival

21.07.2013 Kuressaare town park

Open-air concert: Kuressaare 450

Siiri Koel (soprano), Andres Köster (tenor, Estonian NO), Urmas Põldma (tenor), Sulkhan Jaiani (baritone, Georgia), Koit Soasepp (bass, Finnish NO), Saaremaa Male Choir SÜM (choirmasters Mari Ausmees, Ester Soe) , PÄRNU CITY ORCHESTRA, conductors Giorgi Jordania, Eri Klas, Jüri Alperten

21.07.2013 Pädaste Manor 
22.07.2013 Kuressaare St Lawrence Church

BENJAMIN BRITTEN 100

Joanna Freszel (soprano, Poland), Mariusz Rutkowski (piano, Poland)
Tallinn String Quartet: Urmas Vulp (violin), Olga Voronova (violin), Toomas Nestor (viola), Levi-Danel Mägila (cello)

22.07.2013 Kuressaare Castle Opera House

Donizetti, LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR

Batumi National Arts Centre Opera production (Georgia)
Conductor David Mukeria

23.07.2013 Kuressaare St Lawrence Church 
24.07.2013 Orissaare Culture Centre 

GIUSEPPE VERDI 200

Johanni Van Oostrum (soprano, South Africa/The Netherlands), Mihkel Poll (piano)
Tobias String Quartet: Maano Männi (violin), Terje Männi (violin), Toomas Nestor (viola), Aare Tammesalu (cello)

23.07 2013 Kuressaare Castle Opera House

Verdi. RIGOLETTO

Performance of Thbilise Paliashvili State Opera and Ballet Theatre  (Georgia)
Conductor Gianluca Marciano

24.07.2013 Kuressaare St Lawrence Church 
26.07.2013 Mustjala Church 

Thbilisi Paliashvili State Opera and Ballet Theatre soloists ensemble SULIKO (Georgia)

24.07.2013 Kuressaare Castle Opera House

Puccini. MADAMA BUTTERFLY

Performance of Khutaisi Opera and Ballet Theatre (Georgia)
Conductor Giorgi Jordania

25.07. 2013 Kuressaare Castle Opera House

Verdi. ATTILA

Performance of Thbilise Paliashvili State Opera and Ballet Theatre  (Georgia)
Presenting Paata Burtchuladze as Attila, conductor Gianluca Marciano

26. 07.2013 Kuressaare St Lawrence Church

ESTONIAN NATIONAL MALE CHOIR, conductor Triin Koch

26. 07.2013 Kuressaare Castle Opera House

NIGHT AT THE BALLET (Triple bill)

Mikhail Fokin / Nina Ananiashvili “Chopiniana”
Teet Kask “A wingless flight into the darkness”
Juri Possokhov “Sagalobeli” (“Song of Praise”)
Performance of Thbilise Paliashvili State Opera and Ballet Theatre  (Georgia)

27. 07.2013 Mustjala, coastal defence artillery pit at Ninase Peninsula

Kõrver. RAUD-ANTS (première)

Ensemble RESONABILIS
Iris Oja (vocal), Kristi Mühling (kannel), Tarmo Johannes (flute), Aare Tammesalu (cello)

27. 07. 2013 Kuressaare Music School

RICHARD WAGNER 200

Heli Veskus (soprano, NO Estonia), Peep Lassmann (piano)

27. 07. 2013 Kuressaare Castle Opera House 

GALA: Wagner and Verdi 200

Johanni van Oostrum (soprano, South Africa / Netherlands). Natasha Petrinski (mezzo-soprano, Austria), Sulkhan Gvelesiani (baritone, Georgia), Nikoloz Lagvilava (baritone, Georgia), Legi Imedašvili (bass, Georgia), Kakhaber Tetvadze (bass, Georgia), Koit Soasepp (bass, Finnish NO)
Estonian National Male Choir
Tbilisi Paliashvili State Opera and Ballet Theatre orchestra and choir
Conductors Giorgi Jordania, Gianluca Marciano, Andres Mustonen

28. 07. 2013 Kuressaare Castle Opera House

GALA FOR CHILDREN

Markus Mõttus, Jaan Tätte, Siiri Koel and Aare Saal, Saaremaa Girls’ Choir (choirmasters Anne Kann, Laine Lehto, Kairit Levit), Pärnu City Orchestra, conductor Kaspar Mänd