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INTRODUCTION                                                                                   R E C I TA L O N E                                     R E C I TA L T WO                                                                                                    R E C I TA L T H R E E                              R E C I TA L F O U R

Celebrating ten years since his first Rosenblatt Recital, the   THURSDAY 20 TH JANUARY 2011, 7.30 PM                                                  THURSDAY 10 TH FEBRUARY 2011, 7.30 PM                                                 TUESDAY 1 ST MARCH 2011, 7.30 PM                                                   THURSDAY 13 TH APRIL 2011, 7.30 PM
brilliant Juan Diego Flórez returns to open the second half     ROYAL FESTIVAL HALL, SOUTHBANK CENTRE                                                 ST JOHN’S, SMITH SQUARE                                                               ST JOHN’S, SMITH SQUARE                                                            ST JOHN’S, SMITH SQUARE
of our 2010/11 season with a virtuoso recital at Southbank
Centre’s Royal Festival Hall. Now established as the bel
canto tenor of choice for the world’s leading opera houses,                                    JUAN DIEGO FLÓREZ Tenor                                                               MASSIMO CAVALLETTI                                                                    BOGDAN MIHAI Tenor                                                                 ELIZABETH LLEWELLYN
                                                                                                                                                                                     Baritone                                                                                                                                                                 Soprano
we’re delighted to be working with him again.                                                  Vincenzo Scalera Pianist                                                                                                                                                    Iain Burnside Pianist
                                                                                                                                                                                     Simon Lepper Pianist                                                                                                                                                     Simon Lepper Pianist
New to Rosenblatt Recitals, Italian baritone Massimo                                           Born in Lima, Peru, Juan Diego Flórez is the world’s                                                                                                                        Tenor Bogdan Mihai studied in Bucharest and has
Cavalletti comes to us after an incredible year that saw him                                   leading exponent of the bel canto operas of Rossini,                                  Lucca born Massimo Cavalletti studied at the                                          appeared with great success as Leicester in Maria                                  Soprano Elizabeth Llewellyn studied at the Royal
perform leading roles at Opera Houses such as La Scala,                                        Donizetti and Bellini, and has a repertoire of some                                   Academy of the Teatro La Scala, Milan. His roles                                      Stuarda and Roberto in Roberto Devereux, both                                      Northern College of Music and in October 2009,
the Metropolitan, Berlin and Zurich. Also new to us, young                                     thirty-two operas. He studied at Peru’s National                                      include Figaro in Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia,                                  by Donizetti.                                                                      she won the inaugural Voice of Black Opera
Rossini tenor Bogdan Mihai arrives fresh from the Théâtre                                      Conservatory of Music and the prestigious Curtis                                      Schaunard and Marcello in Puccini’s La Bohème,                                                                                                                           Competition and the Sir Willard White Award.
du Châtelet’s production of Il Barbiere di Siviglia.                                           Institute of Music in Philadelphia.                                                   Enrico Ashton in Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor,                                     He recently sang at the Bucharest National
                                                                                                                                                                                     Malatesta in Don Pasquale, Montano in Verdi’s                                         Opera House in the roles of Count Almaviva in                                      Roles include Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte and
In April we welcome the 2009 winner of the inaugural                                           He made his professional debut in 1996 at the                                         Otello and Melitone in La Forza del Destino.                                          Il Barbiere di Siviglia and Don Ramiro in                                          Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni for WNO,
Voice of Black Opera Competition, the superb British                                           Rossini Festival in Pesaro in Matilde di Shabran                                                                                                                            La Cenerentola by Rossini, and also Ernesto in                                     Governess in The Turn of the Screw for Opera
soprano Elizabeth Llewellyn who, after 10 years rest from                                      and in 1999 debuted at La Scala, Milan, the                                           Other roles include those in Halévy’s La Juive,                                       Donizetti’s Don Pasquale.                                                          North, Fiorilla in Il Turco in Italia, Contessa in
singing, returned in October to critical acclaim in her                                        Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and the                                              Massenet’s Le Cid, Puccini’s Manon Lescaut, Bizet’s                                                                                                                      Le Nozze di Figaro and Mimì in La Bohème
English National Opera debut as Mimì in Puccini’s                                              Vienna State Opera and at the New York                                                Carmen and Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra.                                                  He triumphed as Count Almaviva in Il Barbiere                                      for NOS.
La Bohème.                                                                                     Metropolitan Opera in 2002. Since then, he has                                                                                                                              di Siviglia at both the Stuttgart Staatsoper and
                                                                                               appeared to worldwide acclaim in opera houses,                                        During 2010/2011 he will make his role debut                                          Dresden Semperoper and received extraordinary                                      Future engagements include cover for Donna
Italian mezzo-soprano Serena Malfi will give her debut                                         concert halls and music festivals throughout Europe,                                  as Ford in Falstaff and in a new production of                                        reviews in the international press singing the                                     Elvira in Glyndebourne Festival Opera’s
London recital in May, while in June, South African bass                                       North and South America, working with the world’s                                     Don Carlo in Zurich.                                                                  role of the Italian tenor in the premiere of                                       production of Don Giovanni and the role of Mimì
Vuyani Mlinde, former member of the Jette Parker Young                                         leading conductors.                                                                                                                                                         Der Rosenkavalier.                                                                 for ENO’s revival production of La Bohème.
Artist Programme at the Royal Opera House, will bring the
curtain down on the season.
                                                                “Whatever he is singing,       PROGRAMME                                                   “In Simon Boccanegra      PROGRAMME                                              “For such a young singer,                                                              “’The ENO stage debut      PROGRAMME
                                                                 Flórez is always Flórez –                                                                     at La Scala Milan,                                                           Bogdan Mihai’s Goffredo                                                                 of Elizabeth Llewellyn
                                                                    safe, consistent, with a     MOZART La Clemenza di Tito                               1 May 2010, the villain,     ROSSINI Largo al factotum                            (in Garsington’s Armida)       Songs and arias by                                        as the ill-fated Mimì       HANDEL Ma quando tornerai
                                                                                                        Se all’impero                                                                          Il Barbiere di Siviglia                                                                                                                                                  Alcina
                                                                five-star voice that never                                                              Paolo Albiani was sung                                                              had vocal authority and        Mozart, Rossini, Donizetti, Stradella and Enescu.          was a triumph. She
                                                                                                        Del più sublime soglio
                                                                           lets him down.”                                                            by a very good Massimo           MOZART Hai gia vinta la causa                              physical presence.                                                                  effortlessly reached                   Se’il mio duol
                                                                                                 ROSSINI La gita in gondola                                                                   Le nozze di figaro                                                                                                                                                             Rodelinda
IAN ROSENBLATT                                                             Financial Times               La promessa                                       Cavalletti, notable for                                                               Nice richness to his
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Programme details TBC                               soaring top notes whilst
Founder                                                                                                                                                   his perfect diction and         TOSTI Malia                                                voice which will                                                          maintaining a sweetness          MOZART E Susanna non vien!... Dove sono
                                                                                                         Tirana Spagnola
                                                                                                                                                                                                Ideale                                                                                                                                                                 Le nozze di figaro
                                                                                                                                                           captivating presence                                                                    serve him well…”                                                                 and fragility befitting
                                                                                                            Musique Anodine
                                                                                                                                                                       on stage.”        DENZA Occhi di fata                                                                                                                               her character.”      WALTON A Song for the Lord Mayor’s Table
                                                                                                            Piano Interlude                                                                                                                             Opera Today
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       The Lord Mayor’s Table
                                                                                                                                                               Musical Criticism        TOSELLI Serenata                                                                                                                               The Public reviews
                                                                                                            Qui tollis peccata mundi                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Glide gently
                                                                                                            Messa di gloria                                                                BIZET Votre toast                                                                                                                           October 19th 2010               Wapping Old Stairs
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Carmen                                                                                                                                                                Holy Thursday
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       The Contrast
                                                                                                     LALO “Guitare” Comment, disaient-ils?                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Rhyme
                                                                                                                    Oh! quand je dors                                                DONIZETTI Come Paride vezzoso
                                                                                                                    Dieu qui sourit et qui donne                                               L’Elisir d’amore
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                STRAUSS Ständchen
                                                                                                            Vainement ma bien-aimée                                                                Bella siccome un angelo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        All’ mein Gedanken
                                                                                                            Le Roi D’Ys                                                                            Don Pasquale
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Du meines Herzens Krönelein
                                                                                                   PRADO Agua me daban a mí                                                             BELLINI Vaga luna che inargenti                                                                                                                                                 Nachtgang
                                                                                                         A pié van mis suspiros                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Allerseelen
                                                                                                                                                                                     CIPRIANO La Mente
                                                                                                         No por amor
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