On 5 June The 21st Vilnius Festival opens with a concert which will undoubtedly be a significant and memorable event in Lithuania: Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre will host a performance by the Latvian mezzo-soprano, opera superstar Elīna Garanča.
Having conquered the world’s best theatres with her exceptionally beautiful voice and outstandingly intelligent musicality, Garanča is internationally recognised as one of today’s leading opera soloists. She will delight the Vilnius Festival audience with her performance of arias from operas by Tchaikovsky, Saint-Saëns, Verdi, Cilea and Mascagni, as well as Neapolitan songs.
The podium will be graced by acclaimed British conductor Karel Mark Chichon. He regularly collaborates with many of the world’s top orchestras and opera houses, including the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Wiener Symphoniker, Netherlands Radio Filharmonisch Orkest and the Metropolitan Opera New York, Wiener Staatsoper, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Bayerisches Staatsoper Munich, Teatro dell’Opera di Roma and Teatro Real Madrid."