Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Giuseppe Verdi, Vincenzo Bellini, Nino Rota
NEW YEAR'S CONCERT 2012
Gran Teatro La Fenice, 2012
Soloists: Jessica Pratt (soprano), Alex Esposito ( bass), Walter Fraccaro (tenor)
Orchestra, Chorus: Orchestra e Coro del Teatro La Fenice
Conductor: Diego Matheuz
As is now customary, the first part of the 2012 New Year‘s Concert from Teatro La Fenice is exclusively orchestral, with “Symphony No.5” by Pyotr Tchaikovsky. The second part, with soloists Jessica Pratt, Walter Fraccaro and Alex Esposito as well as the choir, is dedicated to melodrama, ending with the traditional chorus “Va pensiero” from “Nabucco” and the toast “Libiam ne lieti calici” from “La Traviata” by Giuseppe Verdi. The twenty-seven year old conductor and violinist Diego Matheuz is a graduate of the internationally known Venezuelan Sistema and is already widely known as one of the most promising developing talents from the Americas. In 2005 he began studying conducting and soon attracted the attention of Sir Simon Rattle and Claudio Abbado, with whom he worked in Caracas, Lucerne and Bologna. In September 2011 he was appointed as Principal Conductor of the Teatro La Fenice.