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Celebrating José Cura--Singer, Conductor, Director

 

 

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This week, VeszprémFest!

"a complete, perfect, generous, entertaining, rich, and uplifting evening" 

And Cura sang Mozart! 

 

While we are sorry to learn of the death of your friend and mentor, we hope to join you in celebrating the life of a visionary who changed the destiny of at least one and brought great joy to many.

A memory is something no one can ever steal.  May Carlo live forever in yours.

 


Upcoming Performances

 

https://fesztivalkatlan.hu/event/jose-cura-koncert/

 

 


 

 

Winterthur

Thanks to Ariane and Günter!

June

 

 

 

 

 

Upcoming - October 2018

 

 

 

 


 

 

Veszprémfest

 

 

Click on the photo above to watch a short video from the festival, featuring José Cura

 

 

 

 

 

Note:  This is a machine-based translation.  We offer it only a a general guide but it should not be considered definitive.

Opera Night has Return to the VeszprémFest

"a complete, perfect, generous, entertaining, rich, and uplifting evening" 

Veol

14 July 2018

 [Excerpt // Computer translation]

After a break of several years, an opera evening was organized for the VeszprémFest:  Erika Miklósa, Andrea Rost, José Cura and Ramón Vargas came to the stage on Friday night in the Historical Garden.  

It’s been fifteen years since the inception of this premium music festival, whose mission is to become a countryside destination for world-class musical productions, aiming at the highest international standards and quality … with opera, we celebrated the first decade and half with four stars from the first ten years in Veszprém. Although all four had previously performed here, this was the first time they were singing, together on stage.

The world famous Argentinean tenor José Cura was present at the beginning: on 5 August 2004, the story of Veszprémfest began with his arias.  Six years later he was again featured in the Operagala.

[…]  The current gala was accurately presented according to the pre-planned program published in the program.  Only at the beginning of the second part was there a change, when José Cura reported with regret that during the break some of the music had disappeared.  Along with Ramón Vargas, he was to sing “Dio, che nell'alma infondere amor” from Verdi’s Don Carlo but since this piece is not in Vargas’ repertoire (and so he needed the score) they were forced to omit it.   Apart from the funny detour (“hands up whoever took the score…”), it was a complete, perfect, generous, entertaining, rich, and uplifting evening.  The singers sang alone, in pairs, and, at the end of the concert, as a quartet.   […] It would be difficult to choose a highlight, for all were wonderful:  Don Giovanni and Zerlina, seductively sung by Erika Miklósa, the lovers Adina and Nemorino with Andrea Rost and Ramón Vargas…as well as Tosca and Cavarassosi, both heavy and serious by Andrea Rost and José Cura.   All four performers provided high quality performances, sometimes playfully interacting in the arias.

Bernstein's well-known song from West Side Story ended the concert.  The song Tonight is the work is sung by Tony and Maria but this time there were four singers. 

There are some of us in Veszprém who have missed opera in the VeszprémFest in recent years.  Can we hope it will continue?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Upcoming Performances

 

Winterthur, 13 October 2018

 

 

Tickets

 


Concert Retrospective

In summer, prime concert season, we look back over the extraordinary concert career of José Cura

 

Back when our computer is healthy ....

 
 

 

Calendar 2018

 

Month

Dates

Work

Theater

City

January

1

Concert:  New Year

 

Warsaw

February

20, 23, 25, 28

Peter Grimes

Oper de Montecarlo

Monte Carlo

March

3

Otello

SemperOper

Dresden

  March

15, 17

Pagliacci

Royal Opera House Muscat

 Oman

 March

21, 22

Concert: Debussy / Ravel

Smetana Hall Municipal House

Prague

 March

29

Concert:  Cura Compositions (Modus, Magnificat, Ecce Homo)

 Béla Bartók National Concert Hall

Budapest

May

5

Samson et Dalila in Concert

 St Petersburg

May

13

Recital:  Argentine Songs

Semperoper

Dresden

June

 13, 14

Concert:  Argentine Songs/ Karlowicz 7th Symphony

Smetana Hall Municipal House

Prague

June

28, 29

Nabucco / Set Design / Stage Director

Prague National Theater

Prague

 July

7

Concert:  Singer / Conductor (Open Air)

Rychenbergpark

 Winterthur

July

10

Concert

Zagreb

July

13

Concert

 História Kert 

 Veszprém

July

28

Concert

Festival Katlony

Tokaj

September

7, 12, 16, 19, 22, 28, 30

Cav / Pag -- José Cura Production (Ličge)

War Memorial Opera House

San Francisco

September

21, 23

Fanciulla del west / Set Design, Stage Direction, Conductor

Tallinn Opera House

Tallinn

October

7

Concert:  Argentinean Songs / Dvorak 9th Symphony

Stadthaus

Künzelsau

October

13

Recital:  Argentinean Songs

Stadthaus

Winterthur

 

Resources

 

 

 

 

 

 

Find Cura on Wikipedia!

 

Want to know more about José Cura?  Check out his Wikipedia page (click on the photo and find out such neat things as.....

  • Full name:  José Luis Victor Cura Gómez
  • First starring role:  Bibalo's Signorina Julia, Teatro Lirico Giuseppe Verdi, Trieste, Italy, 1993
     
  • First performance in US:  Giordano's Fedora, Chicago Lyric, USA, 1994

 

 

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Last Updated:  Sunday, July 22, 2018  © Copyright: Kira