Ekaterina Semenchuk evokes the Russian soul in Lied


He National Dissemination Center Musical (CNDM) in co-production with the Teatro de la Zarzuela, will present the next Monday 8 October the Belarusian mezzosoprano Ekaterina Semenchuk on his first visit to Lied, that this season celebrates its XXV edition. Semenchuk comes accompanied by Semyon Skigin the piano to provide monographic program of songs by great Russian composers of the nineteenth century: Rimsky-Korsakov, Chaikovski, Músorgski Y Borodin, to which are added Balakirev Y Cui. tickets, with a General price 8 a 35 euros, They are on sale at the box office of Teatro de la Zarzuela, INAEM theaters, www.entradasinaem.es Y 902 22 49 49.

Melancholy as the essence of a people

According to musicologist Cristina Aguilar: “Melancholy never was a sign of national identity as clear as in Russia. Fyodor Dostoyevsky held: "The really great men must experience, as far as I know, great sadness ". Music is sheltered under the broad umbrella of protiazhnaya (lingering), popular genre in which Russian composers were inspired by the eighteenth to twentieth centuries. Or so they wanted us to believe, because its characteristic outline melismatic which today is more about Kyrgyzstan or Kazakhstan- had very little space. But what Russian authors craved that feeling was feeding glimpse believed in the popular song: an ancient sadness emparentaba with that "great Russian soul" of Dostoyevsky, Tolstoy the Gogol, similar to the drippings of Soviet buildings”.

Excellent vocal qualities

Excellent vocal qualities of mezzo-soprano Ekaterina Semenchuk Belarus (Minsk, 1976) They have reaffirmed its reputation as a brilliant singer and belonging to the opera in its most dramatic side with their origin, They give a perfect background to run the program this evening. Semenchuk has sung at venues like the Metropolitan Opera House in New York, the Opéra National de París, the Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg, Carnegie Hall in New York, Suntory Hall in Tokyo, the Los Angeles Opera, the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, etc., with masters such as Valery Gergiev, James Conlon, Nicola Luisotti, Zubin Mehta y James Levine, among others. In the world of James Gaffigan has concertístico field (Verdi's Requiem played), Valery Gergiev, Gustavo Dudamel, James Levine, Das Complaining the Mahler en el Festival Ravinia, Dvořák's Requiem with L'Orchester de Paris and James Conlon, Giovanna d'Arco by Rossini and La mort de Cléopâtre Berlioz with the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Gaffigan also. His repertoire also includes Stabat Mater by Pergolesi and Rossini, respectively, Beethoven's Missa Solemnis, Symphonies No. 2, 3 Y 8 Mahler, Pulcinella and Stravinsky's Oedipus Rex, Hour of Soul (Percussion Concerto, mezzo-soprano and orchestra) de Gubaidulina, Songs and dances of death of Mussorgsky, Jewish folk poetry Shostakovich, Kindertotenlieder the Mahler, Berlioz Summer Nights Scheherazade there Ravel, among many other works. This imtérprete collaborates regularly with great pianists such as Semion Skigin, Dmitry Efimov, Julius Drake y Helmut German.

More info.