Saaremaa Opera Festival 2015

July 20th 2015, Kuressaare City Theatre

W.A. Mozart “Bastien ja Bastienne”
Liisi Promet (soprano), Heldur Harry Põlda (tenor) , Hains Tooming (bass)

Chamber orchestra lead by Henri Christofer Aavik

July 21st 2015 at 16 Kuressaare Castle

Public meeting with artists of Teatro di Milano

July 21st 2015 at 20 St.Lawrence Church
July 22nd 2015 at 18 Mustjala Anna Church 
July 23rd 2015 at 18 Tornimäe Culture Club   

Arsis Handbell Ensemble (artistic director Aivar Mäe)
Oliver Kuusik (tenor, NO Estonia), Rauno Elp (bariton, NO Estonia)

Arias and duets by Verdi, Bizet and Wagner, arrangements of music by Bizet, Mascagni, Tchaikovsky, Brahms.

July 22nd 2015 at 16 Kuressaare Castle 

Public meeting with Eero Epner (in Estonian)

July 22nd 2015 at 18 St.Lawrence Church 

SOILE ISOKOSKI (soprano, Finland), ILKKA PAANANEN (piano, Finland)

Grieg, Wagner, Kilpinen, Sibelius, Bernstein

July 22nd 2015 at 20 Kuressaare Opera House 

Verdi “RIGOLETTO”
Conductor VALTER BORIN
Director JEAN MARC BISKUP
Cast:
Duke LUIGI ALBANI, Rigoletto GIORGIO VALERIO
Gilda MIRELLA DI VITA
Teatro di Milano opera choir, ballett and symphony orchestra

Sparafucile DANIELE BICCIRÈ
Maddalena MARINA OGII
Giovanna ANNAMARIA GIUMENTARIO
Monterone PIERLUIGI DILENGITE
Marullo CARLO TORRIANI
Matteo Borsa CLAUDIO GRASSO, Ceprano ANGELO LODETTI
Countess Ceprano and Page ANNAMARIA GIUMENTARIO

July 23rd 2015 at 13 Kuressaare Castle

Public meeting with Eero Epner (in Estonian)

July 23rd 2015 at 20 Kuressaare Opera House

Puccini “MADAMA BUTTERFLY”
Conductor GIANMARIO CAVALLARO
Director MASSIMO PEZZUTTI
Cast:
Cio-Cio San HIROKO MORITA, Suzuki MARINA OGII
Pinkerton VALTER BORIN, Sharpless PIERLUIGI DILENGITE
Teatro di Milano opera choir, ballett and symphony orchestra

Bonzo DANIELE BICCIRE
Goro CLAUDIO GRASSO
Prince Yamadori CARLO TORRIANI
Kate GIOVANNA AQUILINO
Royal councellor ANGELO LODETTI

July 23rd 2015  at 23 Opera House Restaurant Tent 
July 24th 2015 at 23 Opera House Restaurant Tent 
July 25th 2015  at 23 Opera House Restaurant Tent 

OPERA ROYAL
Estonian Dream Big Band
Fiodor Vassilyev, Gera Lehner (St.Petersbourg)

July 24th 2015 at 13 Kuressaare Castle 

Public meeting with Aare Saal (baritone) and Henn Rebane (accordion)

July 24th 2015  at 18 St.Lawrence Church

“ROSSINIANA”
Kristel Pärtna (soprano), Helen Lepalaan (mezzo soprano) from NO Estonia, Martti Raide (piano)

String quartet: Maano Männi (violin), Toomas Nestor (violin), Aare Tammesalu (cello), Tiit Pärtna (double bass)

July 24th 2015 at 20 Kuressaare Opera House 

Rossini. THE BARBER OF SEVILLE
Conductor VALTER BORIN
Cast:
Almaviva PAOLO ANTOGNETTI, Figaro GIORGIO VALERIO, Rosina MIRELLA DI VITA
Teatro di Milano opera choir, ballett and symphony orchestra
Doctor Bartolo CARLO TORRIANI , Don Basilio PIERLUIGI DILENGITE,
Berta MARINA OGII , Fiorello ANGELO LODETTI, Ambrogio ALESSANDRO ORLANDO

July 25th 2015 at 13 Kuressaare Meedla Koda  

DINING WITH ROSSINI
Maano Männi (violin), Toomas Nestor (violin), Aare Tammesalu (cello), Tiit Pärtna (double bass)
Lunch, with menu and mood consisting of the original recepies and chamber music of Rossini.

July 25th 2015 at 16 Kuressaare Opera House 

VIVA VERDI! , ballett in two acts
Balletto di Milano (Italy)
Choreography by Agnesen Omodei Salè, Federico Veratti
Opera music from the Verdi´s operas “Aida”, “Macbeth”, “Traviata” and “Sicilian vespers”.

July 25th 2015 at 20 Kuressaare Opera House 

Alexela OPERA GALA “Bella Italia”
Conductors MIKHAIL GERTS, GIANMARIO CAVALLARO
Teatro di Milano opera choir and symphony orchestra
Soile Isokoski (soprano, Finland), Stefanna Kybalova (soprano, Italy)
Monika-Evelin Liiv (mezzo soprano, Estonia) , Luigi Albani (tenor, Italy)
Rauno Elp (baritone, NO Estonia), Ain Anger (bass, Vienna)
Rossini, Bellini, Donizetti, Puccini, Verdi

July 26th 2015 at 14 Kuressaare Opera House 

GALA FOR CHILDREN
Estonian Youth Symphony Orchestra
Conductor ENDEL NÕGENE
Katariina Maria Kits (violin), Marcel Johannes Kits (cello), Hanna-Liina Võsa (soprano) , Rauno Elp (bariton, NO Estonia), Andero Ermel (Tallinn City Theatre), Ballet artist Ketlin Oja

July 26th 2015 at 16 Kuressaare Castle

Public meeting with Ain Anger (in Estonian)