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Gala for Life

Art endeavours to keep relentlessly stepping over its horizon and become the source of public inspiration and challenge. Artistic activities quite often stand at the forefront in human struggle for better world. Following the noble endeavour, the administration of SND Opera convenes a concert to help save prematurely born children; hence, making the most of art to raise public conscience about this issue.

Gala for Life features works by Italian and French operatic composers presented by the finest vocal artists. Spectators are invited to kindly donate in support of the work of non-profit organisation Premature Child which helps improve care for the tiny patients.

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Giacomo Puccini The Fairies
Intermezzo La tregenda

Giacomo Puccini La bohème
Mimi’s aria (Si, mi chiamano Mimi)
Eva Hornyáková

Giuseppe Verdi Simon Boccanegra
Duet Simon and Fiesco (Piango, perche mi parla)
Daniel Čapkovič and Peter Mikuláš

Charles Gounod Romeo and Juliet
Julia’s aria (Je veux vivre)
Ľubica Vargicová

Giuseppe Verdi Macbeth
Macduff’s aria (O figli, o figli miei. Ah, la paterna mano)
Miroslav Dvorský

Georges Bizet Carmen
Carmen aria (Les tringles des sistres tintaient)
Monika Fabianová

Giuseppe Verdi Luisa Miller
Waltera’s aria (Il mio sangue)
Peter Mikuláš

Giuseppe Verdi Rigoletto
Gilda’s aria (Caro nome)
Ľubica Vargicová

Francesco Cilèa Adriana Lecouvreur
Adriana’s aria (Ecco: respiro appena … io son l’umile ancella)
Eva Hornyáková

Giuseppe Verdi Aida
Duet Amneris and Radames (Già i sacerdoti adunansi)
Monika Fabianová and Miroslav Dvorský

Umberto Giordano Andrea Chénier
Gérard’s aria (Nemico della patria)
Daniel Čapkovič


Giuseppe Verdi Il trovatore
Gypsy Chorus (Vedi! Le fosche notturne spoglie)

Giacomo Puccini Madama Butterfly
Cho Cho San’s aria (Un bel di vedremo)
Eva Hornyáková

Giuseppe Verdi Don Carlo
Philip’s aria (Ella giammai m’amo)
Peter Mikuláš

Giuseppe Verdi Don Carlo
Eboli’s aria (O don fatale)
Monika Fabianová

Giacomo Puccini Tosca
Cavaradossi’s aria (E lucevan le stelle)
Miroslav Dvorský

Giuseppe Verdi Nabucco
Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves (Va pensiero sull’ali dorate)

Giuseppe Verdi Rigoletto
Rigoletto’s aria (Cortigiani)
Daniel Čapkovič

Giuseppe Verdi Rigoletto
Duet Gilda and Rigoletto (Parla… Siam soli!)
Ľubica Vargicová and Daniel Čapkovič

Pietro Mascagni Iris
Hymn of the Sun (Son io! Son io, la vita!)

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