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Gala Concert from the World’s Opera Stages

Marking 25 years of artistic work

Conductor: Alberto Veronesi (Italy)

Guests: Nikola Mijailovic, Dragana Radakovic

The Orchestra of Opera & Theatre Madlenianum

Born in Belgrade, Zoran Todorovich has gain international recognition in the lirico-spinto repertoire and has appeared in such leading theatres as the Bavarian State Opera, Semperoper Dresden, Deutsche Oper and Staatsoper Berlin, Netherlands Opera, Theatre de la Monnaie in Brussels, Vienna State Opera, San Francisco Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Theatre du Capitole in Toulouse, Opera de Marseille, Royal Opera Covent Garden, as well as at the Bregenz Festival and at the National Theatre in Tokyo.
In 2009, Todorovich sang his first Wagnerian role, the title role in Lohengrin, to great acclaim at the Teatro Massimo di Palermo. Since then his repertoire includes most of the key roles for a dramatic tenor such as Andrea Chenier (Opera de Marseille – Opera de Geneve), Dick Johnson in La Fanciulla del West (Teatro Massimo di Palermo – Opera Monte-Carlo - Opernhaus Zürich conducted by Marco Armiliato), Jean in Massenet’s Herodiade (Flemish Opera in Ghent and Antwerp), Pollione in Norma (Bavarian State Opera in Munich with Edita Gruberova), Roberto Devereux (in concert in Warsaw with Edita Gruberova), Manrico in Il Trovatore (Opera de Geneve), Don Alvaro in La Forza del Destino (Opera Bastille in Paris - Gran Teatro del Liceo in Barcelona - Tokyo), Paolo il bello in Francesca da Rimini (Opera de Monte Carlo), Turridu in Cavalleria Rusticana and Canio in Pagliacci (Opernhaus Zürich – Deutsche Oper am Rhein - Moscow), Florestan in Fidelio (Liege), Guido Bardi in Una tragedia fiorentina (Teatro Regio di Torino and Opera Monte- Carlo conducted by Pinchas Steinberg), Don José in Carmen (Deutsche Oper am Rhein), Calaf in Turandot (Deutsche Oper am Rhein), Ruggero in La Rondine (Tel Aviv with Angela Gheorghiu), Le Roi Arthus (Opera Bastille conducted by Philippe Jordan).
In 2013, he added a new Wagnerian and a new Verdi roles to his repertoire, appearing as Radames in Aida in Marseille and as Parsifal for the Flemish Opera.
In the 2016/17 season, Todorovich made his successful stage debut as the title role in a new production of Otello at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein in Düsseldorf, where he later performed as Calaf in Turandot. He also sang as Giuseppe Hagenbach in La Wally at the Teatro Comunale di Modena, Teatro Municipale di Piacenza and Teatro Municipale di Reggio Emilia. Engagements in the season 2017/18 include Hagenbach in La Wally at the Teatro del Giglio in Lucca, Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Canio in Pagliacci in Leipzig, Calaf in Turandot with the National Opera in Bucharest and Cavaradossi in Tosca at the Opera Festival in Savonlinna. Future projects are the title role in Lohengrin and Eléazar in La Juive with the Flemish Opera, Canio in Pagliacci and Otello at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein and the debut as Apollo in Richard Strauss Daphne at the Hamburgische Staatsoper.

Nikola Mijailovic was born in Belgrade in 1973. After graduating of the piano department of music school “Dr. Vojislav Vučković” he started the study solo singing at the Faculty of Music in Belgrade in the class of his mother, Professor Radmila Smiljanić. Nikola continued his education at the Vienna Conservatory, where he debut in his 19 years as Count Almaviva in “The Marriage of Figaro” in class of KS. Valdemara Kmenta. After graduating in Vienna in 1993 he enrolled master studies at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, which he finished in 1996 in the class of Galina Vishnevskaya and Edward Zambara. During the study he was improving himself in the Music Academy in Santa Barbara, under the direction of Marilyn Horne. He was a member of the opera studio of the Paris National Opera- Bastille Opera House during 1996/1997. He encompasses his singer education in 1999 with diploma from the La Scala Academy witch train opera singers in class of Leyla Gencer and Luigi Alva.
Nikola Mijailović made his professional debut at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow as Schaunard in the opera La Boheme in 1996. That same year he performed as Marcelo next to Luciano Pavarotti in Philadelphia. Since then, he has made about 40 major baritone roles including Rigoletto, Iago, Eugene Onegin, Count Luna, Enrico, Escamillo, Valentin, Belk, Macbeth in leading theaters in Milan, Verona, Lime, Tel Aviv, Dresden, Hanover, Montreal, Havana, Oslo, Paris, Shanghai, Catania, Venice, etc … He had the honor to perform with artists such as Luciano Pavarotti, Jose Cura, Lucia Aliberti, Juan Diego Florez, Ruggero Raimondi, Denia Macola Gavaceni, as under the baton of Giuseppe Sinopolija, Riccardo Muti, Leopold Hager, Patrick Furnilijea, Nicholas Luizotija, Zoltan Sand and others. In addition to opera performances, Nikola Mijailovic has performed at the concert podium as well. He had performed Cantata Carmina Burana several times since the opening of the concert season Sava Center in Belgrade in 1998 and 1999 with Darinka Matic-Marovic, through Ravenna with the Kirov Theatre Orchestra from St. Petersburg, and Pavie with the choir Scala under the direction of Robert Gabijanija to Terme di Caracalla in Rome with the Choir and Orchestra of the Academy of Santa Cecilia. He performed the songs of young passenger of Gustav Mahler in Monte Carlo with the Belgrade Philharmonic under the direction of Aleksanda Markovic. He was a soloist in the Rachmaninoff’s „The Bells“ with orchestra Verdi under the baton of Mikhail Jurovski in Milan. He sung Puccini’s Mass Gloria in Lima, Rome and Belgrade, and he had a solo recital at La Scala with Robert Negri, in Belgrade with Natasa Veljkovic, Aleksandar Serdar and Ljubica Grujic, as well in Savona with Giovanni Reggioli and in Banja Luka with Ana Zoran Brajović.
He was the winner in the fifth international competition Luciano Pavarotti in Philadelphia in 1995. He won the first prize in the competition Mario Lanza in Philadelphia in 1994, as well as third prize in the competition Leyla Gencer in Istanbul in 1997. Nikola won the first prize in the last competition of pupils and music students of Yugoslavia in Herceg Novi in 1992. Since 2003, Nikola Mijailovic is a professor in the Department of solo singing at Faculty of Music in Belgrade. He was a member of the jury on the 38. Jeunesses Musicales Competition in Belgrade in 2008, as well as in Peter Konjović competition in 2014, and in the first international competition Lazar Jovanović in 2004 and 2014 in Belgrade.

Dragana Radakovic was born in Novi Sad (the Republic of Serbia). She graduated and received her master’s degree from two Departments at the Faculty of Music in Belgrade: Vocal and Conducting. She made her debut as Odabella (Attila) Marguerite (Faust) in the Slovenian National Theatre in Maribor and at the International Festival in Ljubljana in the season of 2005/06. In the season of 2007/08 she made her debut in the role of Leonora (Il Trovatore) at the National Theatre in Belgrade. In 2008, in the concert dedicated to Puccini in Palas del Arte, Valencia, Spain, she performed with Juan Pons, Mariella Devia, Daniela Barcellona and the great maestro Placido Domingo. As Leonora (La forza del destino) she appeared in a new production of the National Theatre and appeared for the first time in Romania in the role of Abigaille (Nabucco) in Timisoara. 2014 is a very successful year, beside plenty of already sang roles like Aida, Abigaille, Tosca, Leonora, Donna Anna. She sang Abigaille (Nabucco) on Summer Festival in Schwerin (Germany) and she opened a new season in Cairo Opera, Egypt with the role of Aida. In November she debuted as Turandot in Timisoara and at the Opera Nationala in Cluj-Napoca.
In March 2015 she sang role of Donna Anna in Don Giovanni in a new production in HNK in Osijek, Croatia. In May in Cairo Opera Company, Egypt she sang role of Leonora in Il Trovatore where she got an excellent critics. In August she sang Turandot in Timisoara and in September Desdemona in Otello at the Festival Maria Bieshu (Moldavia). In October 2015 she has her 6th production of Tosca in HNK Osijek, Croatia.
At the beginning of 2016, Dragana debuted in Budapest as Tosca. In March and April her debut at the Australia Opera in Sydney with 14 performances in the title role of Turandot. In October she will appear at the famous opera festival in Macao, in the same role.Dragana Radakovic was born in Novi Sad (the Republic of Serbia). She graduated and received her master’s degree from two Departments at the Faculty of Music in Belgrade: Vocal and Conducting. She made her debut as Odabella (Attila) Marguerite (Faust) in the Slovenian National Theatre in Maribor and at the International Festival in Ljubljana in the season of 2005/06.
In the season of 2007/08 she made her debut in the role of Leonora (Il Trovatore) at the National Theatre in Belgrade. In 2008, in the concert dedicated to Puccini in Palas del Arte, Valencia, Spain, she performed with Juan Pons, Mariella Devia, Daniela Barcellona and the great maestro Placido Domingo. As Leonora (La forza del destino) she appeared in a new production of the National Theatre and appeared for the first time in Romania in the role of Abigaille (Nabucco) in Timisoara.
2014 is a very successful year, beside plenty of already sang roles like Aida, Abigaille, Tosca, Leonora, Donna Anna. She sang Abigaille (Nabucco) on Summer Festival in Schwerin (Germany) and she opened a new season in Cairo Opera, Egypt with the role of Aida. In November she debuted as Turandot in Timisoara and at the Opera Nationala in Cluj-Napoca.
In March 2015 she sang role of Donna Anna in Don Giovanni in a new production in HNK in Osijek, Croatia. In May in Cairo Opera Company, Egypt she sang role of Leonora in Il Trovatore where she got an excellent critics. In August she sang Turandot in Timisoara and in September Desdemona in Otello at the Festival Maria Bieshu (Moldavia). In October 2015 she has her 6th production of Tosca in HNK Osijek, Croatia.
At the beginning of 2016, Dragana debuted in Budapest as Tosca. In March and April her debut at the Australia Opera in Sydney with 14 performances in the title role of Turandot. In October she will appear at the famous opera festival in Macao, in the same role.

 

PROGRAM:

1. Intermezzo. Manon Lescaut Giacomo Puccini ( Orchestra)

2. Aria Cavaradossi „ Recondit armonia“ Puccini Tosca ( Todorovich)

3 Duetto Tosca, Cavaradossi  „ Mario, Mario „ Puccini Tosca ( D.Radakovic, Todorovich)

4. Prolog, Leonkavalo – Pagliacci (Nikola Mijailovic)

5. Intermezzo Pagliacci 

6. Aria Turandot  „ In questa reggia…“ Puccini Turandot  ( Dragana Radakovic)

7. Duetto Otello Jago „ Allor vedeste in mano ..Si pel cel „ G.Verdi Otello ( Todorovich, Mijailovic)

ca.45 min

PAUZA 

1.La orchestra - ouverture Pipistrello, Strauss

2.Franz Lehar , Giuidita , Tenor Arie „ Freunde das Leben ist Lebenswert  ( Todorovich) 

3.Emmerich Kalman- Kneginja Cardasa- Aria Silva Varescu ( Chardaschfürstin) ( Dragana R.)

4. Bixio - Mamma son tanto felice ( Version Bariton F Dur , Nikola Mijajlovic )

5. De Kurtis Non ti scordar di me ( duetto Draga Radakovic & Zoran Todorovich)

6. La orchestra, valzer, bel Danubio blu

7. Eduardo di Capua , O sole mio ( Tutti insieme) 

ca.40min. 

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