Concerto in memoria di Lucia Valentini Terrani

APR 27, 2024
Music and concerts
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Katia Ricciarelli guest of honour at the Teatro Verdi, Saturday 27 April 2024 at 8.45pm, to remember Lucia Valentini Terrani.

There are voices that enrapture from the very first listening for their colour, sensitivity and measure. Prominent among them is Lucia Valentini Terrani, whose 26th death anniversary falls this year (Seattle, 11 June 1998), one of the greatest Italian bel canto singers of the 20th century, an unforgettable Paduan artist who had dedicated her entire life to music and theatre.

Celebrating Lucia’s human and artistic greatness will be theASCLEPIO Orchestra ‘Medici per la Musica’ conducted by Alberto Martini and soprano Selene Zanetti at the Teatro Verdi in Padua on Saturday 27 April 2024 at 8.45 pm.

Guest of honour soprano Katia Ricciarelli, a great friend of Lucia’s. Leonardo Feltrin, radio and television presenter will present the evening.

“When I was invited to take part in the evening celebrating this great artist,” says Alberto Martini, violin concertmaster, “I immediately accepted with enthusiasm, even though it was during a particularly busy period. I had the pleasure of working with Ms. Valentini Terrani in the 1990s and I retain an indelible memory of her, for the colour of her voice and her musical sensitivity. I am also honoured to be working again with the Asclepio Orchestra, which I consider a virtuous example of how music and art can help in any situation, even the most dramatic. An immense joy to make music with them!”

To open the evening, the ASCLEPIO Orchestra ‘Medici per la Musica’ conducted by Alberto Martini will perform Ludwig Van Beethoven’s (1770-1827) Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68, Pastorale, a work that, by its author’s own wish, bears the famous name of Pastorale. And the score is, in fact, a true hymn to nature. The work was composed around 1807-1808 and first performed in the famous Academy on 22 December at the Theater an der Wien in Vienna.

The protagonist of the second part of the programme isSelene Zanetti, a pupil of soprano Raina Kabaivanska who, on the centenary of Giacomo Puccini’s death, pays tribute to the famous composer, considered the heir of Giuseppe Verdi, with two pieces by Puccini himself from Gianni Schicchi: “o mio babbino caro” and from Tosca: “Vissi d’arte”. Again by Pietro Mascagni from Cavalleria rusticana: ‘Intermezzo sinfonico’ and ‘Voi lo sapete, o mamma’. The programme concludes with Charles Gounod from Romeo et Juliette: ‘Je veux vivre’.

The concert is organised by the Lucia Valentini Terrani Onlus Foundation and enjoys the patronage of the City of Padua and the collaboration of the Padua and Veneto Orchestra.

All proceeds from the evening will be donated to support scientific research projects in medicine.



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