OPERA & ROMANCE | Mezzo Soprano & Piano Recital | June 26th, 2024

Opera and Romance | Concert for mezzo soprano and piano at the Cyprus Wine Museum

The Commandaria Orchestra & Friends launches its 2024 edition of Concert Under the Stars which takes place every year at the Knight’s Courtyard of The Cyprus Wine Museum.

On Wednesday, June 26th a mezzo-soprano and piano recital will be staged entitled Opera and Romance. The soloist will be Maria Belokurskaya, a laureate of international competitions and she will be accompanied by the distinguished pianist Natalya Lezedova.

They will perform opera arias by:

  • G.Bizet Carmen
  • Giuseppe Verdi «Troubadour» Azucena’s aria
  • R. Wagner – «The Rheingold» Erda´s Aria “Weiche Wotan weiche…”
  • N. Rimsky-Korsakov: “The Snow Maiden”   The third song of Lel
  • “The Tsar’s Bride”  Song of Lyubasha
  • A. Dargomyzhsky. Opera “The Stone Guest”   Song of Laura

Romances and songs by

  • P. Tchaykovsky,   “Wild nights”
  • E. Chausson  “Les Papillons”
  • E. Granados  “El tra la la y el Punteado”
  • F. Obradors  “Aquel sombrero de monte”
  • V. Gavrilin  Forgive me
  • M. Nikolaevsky  “Bellflower”

OPERA & ROMANCE | Mezzo Soprano & Piano Recital |

Wednesday | June 26th, 2024 | 08:00pm |Adults Ticket 15€

Knight’s Courtyard of The Cyprus Wine Museum

INFO: +357 99907636 | orchestra@cypruswinemuseum.com

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MARIA BELOKURSKAYA (Mezzo-Soprano)

Maria was born in Minsk, Republic of Belarus. In 2001 she graduated with honors from the Minsk State Music College named after M.I. Glinka in the class of choral conducting, and in 2007 she also completed her studies with honors at the vocal directing department of the St. Petersburg State Conservatory – Rimsky-Korsakov in the class of Honored Artist of Russia Professor T.D. Novichenko, who trained such opera stars as Anna Netrebko, Veronika Dzhioeva, Marina Shaguch, Nadezhda Kucher, Svetlana Moskalenko and others.

Laureate of international competitions, including: International Competition of Young Singers named after. S. Monyushko (Brest, 1st prize and special prize”, 2001), Independent International Competition of Opera Singers in Moscow (2009), International Competition of Young Vocalists (St. Petersburg, 2010), Grand Prix at the art competition “World of Art” (St. Petersburg, 2012). From 2002 to 2007 she performed leading roles on the stage of the St. Petersburg Opera and Ballet Theater named after Rimsky-Korsakov. People’s Artist of Russia Irina Bogacheva. Took part in master classes by Lyubov Kazarnovskaya, Elena Obraztsova, Mikhail Lansky (Germany, Weimar Academy of Music), Anna Maria Chiuri (Italy, La Scala Theater), Anna Kravtsova (Hamburg Opera, Germany). Trained at the St. Petersburg Opera. From 2008 to 2013, she worked at the Pavlovsk Musical Theater and the St. Petersburg Operetta Enterprise. Since 2013, she has been a member of the opera troupe. Novosibirsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theater Since 2021 – soloist of the opera of the Musical Theater of Karelia.

Natalia Lezedova ( piano)

Natalia Lezedova is a graduate of the Musical Faculty of the Russian State Pedagogical University, and she also has postgraduate studies in “Musical Art” (2012). She attended an advanced training course from the Rimsky-Korsakov Saint Petersburg State Conservatory (2013). Natalia is a laureate of five international competitions, among them: two first prizes as a performer-soloist (Saint Petersburg and Moscow, 2012), winner of the Grand-Prix of the music festival competition “Severnaya Venezia” (2012) and first prize laureate as a concertmaster (Music Competition in Performing Arts in Saint Petersburg, 2013). In recent years she has organized many concerts in Cyprus, most of them for charity, and she has collaborated with musicians from Russia, Cyprus, Italy, France, Germany, and UK.

She was a jury member of the 3rd Avaton Young Performers Competition (Cyprus, Limassol, 2016), the S.E. Aphrodite Voice International Competition (Cyprus, 2023) and Jean Sibelius Fest Competition (Turku, Finland, 2023).

Natalia is the founder and artistic director of the Pancyprian Instrumental Music Youth Festival “Young Orpheus”.

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