So war es mein Kuss,
der welthellsichtig dich machte?
Mein volles Liebesumfangen
lässt dich dann Gottheit erlangen.
Die Welt erlöse, ist dies dein Amt;
schuf dich zum Gott die Stunde,
für sie lass mich
ewig dann verdammt,
nie heile mir die Wunde!
Richard Wagner, Parsifal
Violeta Urmana in June
This June, the singer makes not one but two guest appearances at the Mikhailovsky Theatre in St. Petersburg. On June 1, Violeta Urmana will play her starring role of Santuzza in Cavalleria Rusticana in Liliana Cavani's staging. And to celebrate the 175th anniversary of Peter Tchaikovsky's birth, she will sing Johanna's aria from his opera The Maid of Orleans at a gala concert on June 14. Dmitri Jurowski will conduct the Mikhailovsky Orchestra.
After that, she will be making her way to Schwarzenberg on June 27 for the Schubertiade. The festival has arranged a special cycle to mark its fortieth anniversary, presenting all the lieder of Franz Schubert in 2015 and 2016. Violeta Urmana will be singing a range of songs from his extensive oeuvre, which will call upon the full resources of her dramatic soprano voice. She will be giving her lieder recital with her long-standing colleague Jan Philip Schulze at the piano.
June 1 - Mikhailovsky Theatre, St. Petersburg ¦ Cavalleria Rusticana
June 14 - Mikhailovsky Theatre, St. Petersburg ¦ Gala Concert with the Mikhailov Orchestra
June 27 - Schubertiade Schwarzenberg - Angelika-Kauffmann-Saal, 20.00 hrs
Lieder by Franz Schubert