MTL Arena New Year Corporate with VolgaPromGaz
27th of December 2008
Traditionally the concert consisted of two parts – an opera gala and an informal banquet.
Outstanding opera stars took part in the opera gala:
One of the most exciting conductors’ of his generation, Ion Marin is an Austrian citizen, now residing in Lugano in Switzerland, having defected from his native Romania in 1986. He trained at the George Enescu Academy in Bucharest, followed by the Salzburg Mozarteum and the Accademia Chiggiana in Siena.
Baritone Maestri Ambrogio His magnificent voice and his big communicative ability on stage make him to one of today’s most important artists of the international lyrical scene. The national and international press (The Times, Il Corriere della Sera, The New York Times, La Stampa) noticed his unusual talent after his outstanding debut (March/April 2001) in the title role of Falstaff at the Teatro alla Scala and at the Piccolo Teatro Verdi of Bussetto, under the baton of Riccardo Muti. His performance in the title role of Falstaff has been seen as one of the most important musical events of the “Centenario verdiano” (2001), and thanks to that Ambrogio Maestri has won several prizes. Soon after, his international career developed really rapidly and led him to the most important international theatres.
An outstanding tenor Marco Berti and a young Russian soprano – Anna Aglatova.
Cuban band – Sons of Buena Vista were headlining the second part of the event.