Nino Machaidze, Guido Loconsolo and Walter Attanasi

10/11/2020 from 7:30 pm Dvořák’s Hall Rudolfinum

Nino Machaidze, Guido Loconsolo and Walter Attanasi


Program:

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Don Giovanni, Overture
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart „Madamina! Il catalogo“ - aria from the opera Don Giovanni
  • Charles Gounod „Je veux vivre” - aria from the opera Romeo and Juliet
  • Ludwig van Beethoven The Creatures of Prometheus, Overture
  • Giacomo Puccini „Sì. Mi chiamano Mimì“ - aria from the opera La bohème
  • Gioacchino Rossini “Una voce poco fa” - aria from the opera The Barber of Seville
  • Gioacchino Rossini Gioacchino Rossini The Silken Ladder, Overture
  • Giuseppe Verdi „Ella giammai m'amò“ - aria from the opera Don Carlos
  • Gaetano Donizetti “Quanto amore!” - duet from the opera The Elixir of Love
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart „La ci darem la mano“ - duet from the opera Don Giovanni

  • Nino Machaidze, soprano
  • Guido Loconsolo, baritone
  • Walter Attanasi, conductor

Nino Machaidze

Nino Machaidze, born in Tbilisi, Georgia, graduated from the Accademia del Teatro alla Scala in Milan. In 2007 she debuted in role of Marie in Donizetti’s opera The Daughter of the Regiment at the Teatro alla Scala, thus beginning her international career. One year later, she made her debut at the Salzburg Festival as Juliet in Gounod’s Romeo and Juliet alongside Ronald Villazón.
During her career, she has performed on leading opera stages around the world, among them the Royal Opera House in London, the Metropolitan Opera in New York, the Opéra National de Paris, the Vienna State Opera and most recently the New National Theater in Tokyo.
Nino Machaidze has very extended repertoire. The most famous roles include Gilda (Rigoletto), Violetta (Traviata), Mimi (La Bohéma), Rosina (The Barber of Seville), Juliet (Romeo and Juliet), Manon, Desdemona (Othello) or Thaïs, which she sang to the god Placido Domingo at the Teatro de la Maestranza in Seville.

Guido Loconsolo

Guido Loconsolo, one of the most talented bass baritone of today’s opera scene, graduated from the Accademia del Teatro alla Scala. During his career, he has performed in the world’s most prestigious opera houses such as the Metropolitan Opera in New York, the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, the Staatsoper in Berlin, the Teatro Real in Madrid and the Semperoper in Dresden.
His most famous roles include Leporello (Don Giovanni), Belcore (Drink of Love), Papageno (Magic Flute), Figaro (Figaro’s Wedding), Escamilio (Carmen) and Marcello (La Bohéma).

Walter Attanasi

Walter Attanasi, born in Trieste, Italy, is considered one of the most interesting conductors of his generation, he is often invited to conduct symphonic and operatic repertoire and his versatility has led him to collaborate on jazz projects. He conducted in world opera houses like Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Teatro di San Carlo in Naples, Teatro dell’Opera in Rome, Staatsoper in Hamburg, Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires and Royal Opera House in Stockholm.
In 2004, at the request of the then Italian president, he conducted a New Year’s concert, broadcast live from the Roman Quirinal, on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the RAI television. In February 2005, he conducted Joseph Haydn’s Creation at Gala concert to mark the 700th anniversary of La Sapienza University – Università degli Studi di Roma.
Walter Attanasi was the Music Director of Todi Music Fest in Virginia, where he received honorary citizenship, and the Artistic Project Director of Opera Africa in Pretoria. He was the main guest conductor at the Bohuslav Martinů Philharmonic in Zlín and the chief conductor of Filarmonica Oltenia Craiova in Romania. He is currently the Artistic Director of Italia Arte Fest, Umbria Music Fest International and Jazz Spring Prague.
In 2019, the President of the Italian Republic gave him the appointment a Knight of the Order of the Star of Italy.