New Year’s Eve Concert

New Year’s Eve Concert


Popular music from operas and operettas as presented by the SNDD Opera soloists and guests

The new SND building, Opera and Ballet hall

Waking up late on New Year’s Day isn’t the worst of experiences. With aching head, you are looking for aspirin making yet another resolution never again to be best friends with a that ugly thing called booze. The resolution echoes those that spring in mind at the thought of dishes to be washed daily or swapping bacon for spinach. Yet, new era is dawning … just like last year. Still, why are New Year resolutions so ecological to keep on recycling themselves? Certainly not because you wouldn’t or be able to keep those you made last year. It is indeed down to the forces beyond our power: obstinate boss, miserable salary, wife complaining, husband moaning, cheeky kids, fate on everyone’s side … except for mine, too much luck, too little luck … Or was the main obstacle the bottle of fine Claret? Never mind. You aren’t alone. Yet before you set to load your mind with yet another hurdle of resolutions which, of course, you will keep this time, why not indulge in New Year’s Eve party with us. Your spirits will rise in company of the opera prankster Gioacchino Rossini, and operetta magicians Johann Strauss Jr. and Franz Lehár, to eventually raise your glass with Maestro Verdi. Do make the most of the final hours of 2019!

Gioacchino Rossini The Thieving Magpie (La gazza ladra)
SND Opera orchestra
Gioacchino Rossini Il signor Bruschino
Duet of Gaudenzio and Sophie
“E un bel nodo che due cori“
Jana Bernáthová, Ján Ďurčo
Gioacchino Rossini Silken Ladder (La scala di seta)
Aria of Lucille
“Sento talor nell’anima“
Andrea Pietrová
Franz Lehár Paganini
Aria of Paganini
“Gern hab’ ich die Frau’n geküsst“
Tomáš Juhás
Gioacchino Rossini Silken Ladder (La scala di seta)
Aria of Dorvil
“Vedro qual sommo incanto“
Róbert Remeselník
Johann Strauss Jr. The Bat
Orlofsky couplet
“Ich lade gern mir gäste ein“
Terézia Kružliaková
Gioacchino Rossini The Barber of Seville
“Ah! qual colpo inaspettato“
Terézia Kružliaková, Róbert Remeselník, Ján Ďurčo
Johann Strauss Jr. The Bat
Aria of Adela
“Mein Herr Marquise“
Jana Bernáthová, SND Opera chorus
Johann Strauss Jr. The Gypsy Baron
Aria of Sándor Barinkay
“Als flotter Geist“
Tomáš Juhás
Gioacchino Rossini The Barber of Seville
“Piano, pianissimo“
František Ďuriač, Róbert Remeselník, SND Opera chorus
Gioacchino Rossini Concert Aria
“Alle voci della gloria“
Ján Ďurčo
Gioacchino Rossini The Barber of Seville
Aria of Figaro
“Largo al factotum“
Aleš Jenis
Giuseppe Verdi La traviata
“Libiamo ne’lieti calici“
Jana Bernáthová, Ján Ďurčo, František Ďuriač, Aleš Jenis, Tomáš Juhás, Terézia Kružliaková, Andrea Pietrová, Róbert Remeselník, SND Opera chorus
Running time: 80 minutes, no interval

Production Team

Chorus Master Pavel Procházka
Conductor Ondrej Olos (as a guest)