MOSCOW, 12 Nov — RIA Novosti. A concert performance of one of the most famous lyric operas of the last third of the NINETEENTH century “Werther” by Jules Massenet opens the popular Philharmonic series “Opera masterpieces”.
The performance will be held in Tchaikovsky Hall. For Opera the Moscow Philharmonic society has invited the leading vocalists of the world.
The main surprise for the Moscow public in the evening will be the participation of one of the finest lyric tenors of his generation, American Charles Castronovo, who will be performing the role of Werther. The singer will perform a duet with French diva Karin Deye in the role of Charlotte.
To accompany the live performances will be the state Symphony orchestra “New Russia”. The conductor — Maestro Luciano Acocella (Italy).
Also in the concert performance of the Opera will take part children’s choir of the Bolshoi theatre under control of Julia Molchanova.
Castronovo began his career as a singer as a guest soloist at the Opera of Los Angeles. Performed at the Opera houses of the United States — in performances of “don Giovanni”, “zauberflöte”, “Falstaff”, “tutte”, “La Traviata”. European debut of the singer took place in 2000 at the International Opera festival in Finland. Then followed engagements in Berlin, Paris, Vienna operas, in the Italian Carlo Felice theatre. In the nearest plans Castronovo — debut in Toulouse with a party of des Grieux in Massenet’s Manon, Faust with Anna Netrebko in Baden-Baden, a part in the new production of “Mary Stuart” by Donizetti on the stage of the Royal Opera house, Covent garden with Joyce Di Donato.
Deye extremely popular in the Baroque repertoire. Participated in major international music festivals. In recent years, actively cooperates with the Paris Opera. The number of executed batch — cook in “the mermaid” Dvorak, Siebel in “Faust” by Gounod, Christina in “the Makropulos case”, Angelina in “Cinderella” by Rossini, Carmen in Bizet’s Opera, Charlotte in “Werther.” Among the engagements in recent years — the Metropolitan Opera (“the tales of Hoffmann”), the Paris national Opera (Il Barbiere di Siviglia), Opera of San Francisco (“Cinderella”).