The Societa’ Filarmonica Nazionale La Valette of Valletta will be presenting a special Operatic and Symphony Band Concert entitled Omaggio a Giuseppe Verdi / Tribute to Giuseppe Verdi, encompassing overtures, arias, duettos and choir selections from Verdi’s repertoire.
The La Valette Symphony Band is marking the 145th anniversary of its foundation and the 92nd anniversary of its historical victory at the International Bands Competition held in Como, Italy.
Renowned Tenor Kaludi Kaludov from Bulgaria and Soprano Anna Dytry from Poland will perform arias and duettos from Verdi’s major operas. La Traviata, Aida, Rigoletto, Il Trovatore, La Forza del destino. The Coro Bel Canto will perform selections from Nabucco, La Traviata, Aida, Il Trovatore.
Kaludi Kaludov from Sofia, Bulgaria, enjoys a highly successful international career having performed at the La Scala of Milan; and various opera houses of Trieste, Genova, Paris, Buenos Aires, Chicago and Houston in the USA, Berlin and Hamburg in Germany, and Vienna; he distinguished himself in Verdi’s Aida conducted by Mro Zubin Mehta in Tel Aviv,Israel, performing with world famous opera singers including Renato Bruson, Plácido Domingo, Sherill Milnes, Mirella Freni, under famous conductors like Claudio Abbado and Riccardo Muti. Kaludi has a rich repertoire of Verdi’s operas - Attila, Ernani, La forza del destino, La Traviata, Il Trovatore, Aida.
Anna Dytry was born in Poland and specialized in singing under the expertise of Kaludi himself. She performed leading roles of Micaela in Georges Bizet’s Carmen, Desdemona in Otello, Leonora in Il Trovatore, Elisabetta in Verdi’s Don Carlo, Liu in Madame Butterfly and Tosca in Giacomo Puccini’s operas, Elvira in Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Giulietta in Les Contes d’Hoffman by Jacques Offenbach, performing in opera houses of Vienna, Maastricht, Poland, Bulgaria and Slovakia.
The La Valette Symphony Band will perform under the baton of Mro Dominic Darmanin.
OMAGGIO A GIUSEPPE VERDI promises to be a tribute to Italian Opera by Malta’s leading Symphony Band.