Viva Verdi Gala Concert in Canada



Friday, October 11, 2013, 7:00 pm

Enmax Hall, Winspear Centre

Viva Verdi Gala Concert

  • Edmonton Opera Chorus, Michael Spassov, conductor
    Edmonton Youth Orchestra, Michael Massey, conductor
    Emilio De Mercato, piano
    Stephanie Kwan, piano
    Vaughan String Quartet
    Bertrand Malo, bass-baritone
    Cara Brown, soprano
    Robert Clark, tenor
    Krista Marie Lessard, mezzo-soprano
    Edmonton Appennini Dancers

A major celebration of the 200th anniversary of the birth of the great Italian composer, Giuseppe Verdi, awaits all opera lovers of the romantic period. Members of Edmonton’s Italian community did not want to see this anniversary pass by without celebrating Verdi’s life and music. To this end, an all-Verdi event – VIVA VERDI GALA CONCERT – with a very dynamic and fascinating cast of performers has been passionately organized for your enjoyment. Exceptional talent has come together in order to create an unforgettable and memorable event.  The performers are: the Edmonton Appennini Dancers, pianists Emilio De Mercato and Stephanie Kwan, the Vaughan String Quartet, the Edmonton Youth Orchestra, the Edmonton Opera Chorus and soloists.

Featured Repertoire

Nabucco Overture
Nabucco “Va Pensiero”
Ernani Paraphrase for piano by Franz Liszt
Rigoletto “La donna è mobile”
Rigoletto Quartet “Bella figlia dell’amore”
Rigoletto Paraphrase for piano by Franz Liszt
La Traviata Gypsies and Matadors
String Quartet in E minor, I & III movements
Don Carlos Paraphrase for two pianos by F. Liszt/E. De Mercato
Il Trovatore “Stride la vampa”
La Traviata Prelude, Brindisi, “Addio del passato”
Otello Credo
Aida Triumphal March

Reserved Seating
$35 Adult
$15 Child
All tickets subject to applicable service charges.

Learn more about the Edmonton Verdi Festival at

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