31 December 2020, 7pm
Duration: 2 hours
Price: €29,00 - €89,00
Venue: Vilnius Congress Hall (Vilniaus Str. 6-1, Vilnius)
Soprano Ona Kolobovaitė
Bass Liudas Mikalauskas
Orchestra Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra
Conductor Gintaras Rinkevičius

CONCERT PROGRAMME

The most beautiful arias from operas written by W. A. Mozart, G. Verdi, G. Puccini, G. Rossini, G. Donizetti, Ch. Gounod and A. Dvořák

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The charming soprano Ona Kolobovaitė, everyone's beloved bass Liudas Mikalauskas and the Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra, conducted by its artistic director and chief  conductor Gintaras Rinkevičius, invites you to a real opera party on New Year's Eve. The programme of this festive evening will be decorated by the works of the best Italian opera masters Giuseppe Verdi, Gioachino Rossini, Giacomo Puccini, Gaetano Donizetti, Austrian genius Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, French opera pride Charles Gounod and world-renowned Czech composer Antonín Dvořák.

Ona Kolobovaitė is a charming and talented opera soloist, who in 2010 graduated from the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre where she studied with prof. Sigutė Stonytė.  Back in 2009 O. Kolobovaitė won the Golden Voice competition "The Arch of Triumph", later created roles at the Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre, in Giedrius Kuprevičius' musical "Fire Hunt with Beaters" and elsewhere.  Her colleague on stage Liudas Mikalauskas is one of the most famous Lithuanian basses of the young generation, who has gained great public love with his exceptional timbre and artistry. In 2011 L. Mikalauskas graduated from the Kaunas Faculty of the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre and the Academy of Music of Vytautas Magnus University. The singer has won 12 Grand Prix and 1st places in various international singing competitions. In 2006 he was awarded the prize of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania "For the Best Debut in Professional Art". In  2007  L. Mikalauskas pursued an internship in the UK, at the Royal College of Music and Drama in Wales. Since 2016  L. Mikalauskas has been a soloist with the Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre, and has by now prepared 15 different roles in various performances. He also sings at the Kaunas Musical Theatre and is a guest soloist at other Lithuanian musical theatres.

The festive evening will be conducted by professor Gintaras Rinkevičius, the founder, artistic director and chief conductor of the Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra, and the winner of the National Prize.