Under a beautiful night’s sky in Dubrovnik the international opera festival “Tino Pattiera” opened with a spectacular concert in front of the Rector’s Palace in the heart of the Old City. Entitled "Chansons d'amour" the first night of the festival saw four soloists along with the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra led by conductor Noam Zur perform an evening love music.
From "La fleur que tu m'avais jatée" from Bizet's Carmen, to "Un bel di" from Puccini's Madame Butterfly and "Paris, Emperor" from Verdi's Traviate. Four exquisite soloists - Armenian soprano Liana Aleksanyan, German mezzosopranistica Ursula Hesse von den Steinen, Spanish tenor Xavier Moreno and Ukrainian bass Taras Konoshchenko kept the audience enthralled in this evening of opera under the Dubrovnik stars. The performance was completed with a stunning rendition of Nessun Dorma by Moreno.
The Tino Pattiera international opera festival continues tomorrow, Sunday the 2nd of July, with a concert in the Rector’s Palace entitled “Seriously Romantic.”