Tue, 2. 4. 2019, 7.00 p.m. - Series K
K3 ANDREA KALIVODOVÁ – TIMELESS CARMEN
Antonín Dvořák: Songs My Mother Taught Me (from Gypsy Songs)
Bohuslav Martinů: Songs on One Page (selection)
Leoš Janáček: Moravian Folk Poetry in Songs (selection)
Petr Eben: Písně nejtajnější (selection)
J. Kunc: Stála Kačenka u Dunaja
Sergei Rachmaninov: Prelude in C-sharp minor
Georges Bizet: Habanera from Carmen
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Polina's aria from The Queen of Spades
Fryderyk Chopin: Waltz no. 1 in D-sharp, Op. 64, "Minute Waltz"
Giuseppe Verdi: Azucena's Aria from Il Trovatore
Georges Bizet: Seguidilla from Carmen
Andrea Tögel Kalivodová, mezzo-soprano
Ladislava Vondráčková, piano
Our concert given tonight by the mezzo-soprano Andrea Tögel Kalivodová and the pianist Ladislava Vondráčková offers a varied repertoire featuring songs by the Czech composers Dvořák, Martinů, Janáček, Eben and Kunc, and piano and opera pieces by Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky, Chopin, Verdi and Bizet.
The leading Czech opera mezzo-soprano Andrea Tögel Kalivodová probably needs little in the way of introduction. This very talented and vivacious artiste who comes from Kroměříž has been a soloist with the Prague State Opera since 2003. Particularly memorable was her breathtaking and compelling portrayal of Carmen in the sumptuous performance of Bizet's opera at the Prague 02 Arena in April 2008 - a tour de force which she reprised at other European venues including Budapešt, Mannheim and Freiburg. She has also played Carmen in almost all of this country's other opera venues such as Brno, Ostrava, Liberec and Ústí nad Labem, and some of that work's well-known arias are in this evening's chamber concert too. In addition to opera, Andrea Tögel Kalivodová also sings in musicals and often appears in the media, on radio and TV, and in various arts ventures. Mention should also be made of her very intensive charity work, in particular for disabled children such as those at the Svítání school in Pardubice. He co-performer this evening is the oustanding pianist and senior lecturer at the Prague Academy of Performing Arts Ladislava Vondráčková.