The international opera arias festival "Tino Pattiera" begins on June 30th with a big concert "Chansons d'amour" in front of the Rector's Palace at 9:30 pm. The festival will last until July 4th, and will be held in the organization of the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra. It is organized in memory of the world famous opera singer, Tino Pattiera from Cavtat. Tino Pattiera was the great and glorious name of European and world opera houses in the first half of the 20th century. He was the champion of the Royal Hall of the Court Opera in Dresden and a member of the Berlin State Opera, and was often called the successor to the great Enrico Caruso.
In honor of it, the festival is held for the tenth year in a row and is for the fourth time organized by Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra. The music director of the festival is Israeli conductor Noam Zur, and internationally acclaimed opera singers will be soloists this year, such as Armenian soprano Liana Aleksanyan, German mezzosoprano Ursula Hesse von den Steinen, Spanish tenor Xavier Moreno, Ukrainian bass Taras Konoshchenko and Dubrovnik pianist Stefani Grbic. Delightful opera arias concerts and one recital will surely be a great pleasure for the audience.
At the festival's opening concert in front of the Rector's Palace, all four soloists will perform with the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra under the guidance of Master Noam Zur and will perform arias from renowned operas such as Voici des Roses from Faust's Damnation by H. Berlioz, La fleur que tu m'avais from the Bizett’s Carmen, E lucevan le stele from Puccini's Tosca, Un bel di from Puccini's Madame Butterfly, Paris, the Emperor from Verdi's Traviata," Nessun dorma from Puccini's opera Turandot and many others. It will be the night of opera arias dedicated to all forms of inexhaustible inspiration - love.