September 15, 2006 at 7 pm — Estonia Concert Hall

15. September 19:00 – Estonia Concert Hall

Popular opera overtures and intermezzos:
Wagner – Overture from the opera Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Mascagni – Intermezzo from the opera Cavalleria rusticana
Verdi – Introduction to the 3rd act from the opera La traviata
Massenet – Meditation from the opera Thaïs
Giordano – Intermezzo from the opera Fedora
Puccini – Intermezzo from the opera Manon Lescaut
Wolf-Ferrari – Prelude and intermezzo from the opera I quattro rusteghi
Ponchielli – Dance of the Hours from the opera La Gioconda

Lehár – Gold and Silver Waltz
Mascagni – Intermezzo from the opera L’amico Fritz
Puccini – Intermezzo from the opera Suor Angelica
Berlioz – Hungarian March from La damnation de Faust
Cilea – Intermezzo  from the opera Adriana Lecouvreur
Tubin – A Long Anglaise from Suite on Estonian Dances
E. Kapp – Folk Dance from the ballet Kalevipoeg
Tamberg – Sally’s song from the opera Raudne kodu
Rossini – Overture from the opera La gazza ladra
Ravel – Bolero
Bizet – Overture from the opera Carmen

Gerli Padar (vocals)
The concert will be hosted by Mart Mikk
Estonian National Symphony Orchestra

In 1906 a professional theatre, based on the song and drama society Estonia, was founded in Tallinn on the initiative of directors and actors Paul Pinna and Theodor Altermann. The theatre was named the Estonian National Opera in 1998. Therefore, ERSO is honouring the Estonian National Opera’s 100th anniversary with a gala concert. Since the very beginning ERSO has collaborated closely with the Opera orchestra as at first being a very small orchestra, it was necessary to borrow musicians from the Opera for giving symphony concerts, and the two orchestras also used to share conductors.
The concert is conducted by Neeme Järvi, who was the principal conductor and artistic director of the Estonian National Opera in 1963-1975.
“I was the principal conductor of the Estonia Theatre for 13 years, at the same time also the principal conductor of ERSO. These were interesting times. There were good singers and an interesting repertoire. Eino Tamberg’s music was constantly played at the Estonia Theatre and Raudne kodu (Iron Home) was written especially for the theatre and recorded for the record label Melodya. I remember the performance of Verdi’s Requiem as extraordinary as it was a co-operation between two organisations at the Estonia Concert Hall. I will never forget the memories of exceptional singers and colleagues.
I decided to compile the programme of intermezzos and uncommon symphonic passages from popular operas. I hope that we will have an interesting meeting with ERSO after such a long time.”
Neeme Järvi
An attractive guest performer Gerli Padar is actually a well-known singer in the field of jazz and rock music, and musicals.

Tickets: 180.- / 120.- (70.-)
Concert is produced by ERSO

Neeme Järvi

Gerli Padar

Ticets: 180.- / 120.- (70.-)
Concert is produced by ERSO