Mechanics Hall

Friday, March 31, 2017


Talents of the World In collaboration with Greater Worcester Opera Presents

"Affairs of the Heart & Honor:
A Musical Duel of Tenors & Baritones"

7:30 p.m.

Reserved Seating
$80 - VIP (limited number!)
$20 – students

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Adam Klein, USA (Metropolitan Opera)
Alejandro Olmedo, Mexico (Winner of Placido Domingo's International Competition)
Juan del Bosca, Mexico (Palacio de Bellas Artes)

David Gvinianidze, Georgia (Batumi Opera)
Vago Ohanyan, Armenia (New York City Opera)
Petr Sokolov, Russia (Moscow Stanislavsky Musical Theater)

ADAM KLEIN has been at the Metropolitan Opera since 2000, and performed Loge (Das Rheingold) with Bryn Terfel, Yaryshkin (The Nose) with Paolo Szot, the Witch (Hansel and Gretel) with Christine Schaefer, Števa (Jenufa) with Karita Mattila, Chekalinski (Pique Dame) with Vladimir Galouzine, Chevalier Delaforce (Dialogues des Carmélites), Fyodor (War and Peace), Iskra (Mazeppa), and Count Elemer (Arabella) with Renée Fleming, and other works.

ALEJANDRO OLMEDO's opera career began with the opportunity to sing live for Placido Domingo in 1987.

JUAN DEL BOSCO, a young tenor from Mexico, graduated on full scholarship from Manhattan School of Music in 2011. Mr. Del Bosco made his New York Lyric Opera début in the role of Rinuccio from Puccini's Gianni Schicchi.

VAGO OHANYAN was born in the former Soviet Union. In 2007 he performed in New York in a concert production of Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci, singing Silvio. At the New York City Opera, he débuted as Sid in Puccini’s La Fanciulla Del West.

DAVID GVINIANIDZE is the founder and president of the Talents of the World Foundation and is a recipient of the UN's medal "for promotion of arts and culture".

PETR SOKOLOV is the principal soloist with the prestigious Moscow Musical Theater of Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko. Mr. Sokolov is the 1st Prize Winner of the International Vocal Competition Vox Artis (Moscow, Russia, 2015) and Winner of the 6th International Galina Vishnevskaya Competition (Moscow, 2016).

For the first time in the U.S!

A duel... A truly masculine method of resolving conflicts in matters involving honor and love. The musical duel between tenors and baritones, invented and embodied on stage by creator and author David Gvinianidze, is a musical contest between two male voices, a friendly competition involving jesting, laughter, and banter amongst the contestants. Our opera stars will perform masterpieces of popular vocal classics. Competing vocally and dramatically; duelists reveal themselves to the audience from an unexpected angle, not only performing at the highest level of execution, but with a fair amount of humor.

But, as in any duel, there is a winner: in this concert, it is the electrifying charge of cheerfulness and optimism that carries the audience through the performance.

Part I is presented as a classical concert primarily composed of opera arias, each aria a kind of "calling card" characterization of the artist. Our striking "dueling" performers have been carefully selected for their star quality, beautiful voice, and remarkable mastery of talent.

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