Opera under the Sky of Brda

Open-Air Gala Concert of Opera Aries and Duets

Saturday, 23 June 2018, 21 p.m.


Villa Vipolže, Brda, Slovenia

On 23 June 2018, the Renaissance Villa Vipolže will  be the venue of a great music event to be enjoyed by the lovers of opera and classical music. Under the baton of conductor Loris Voltolini, the opera voices of soloists and of the choir of the Maribor Opera House, accompanied by the SNG Maribor Symphonic Orchestra, will perform the greatest opera arias and duets by renowned opera composers, such as Giacomo Puccini, Giuseppe Verdi and Gaetano Donizetti.


You are invited to spend a remarkable evening in June in the charming Villa Vipolže Park amidst the enticing rolling hills of Brda,  listening to the most beautiful opera melodies.


The concert co-organisers: Casino Venko, Zavod za turizem, kulturo, mladino in šport Brda and Klet Brda Winery.




Loris Voltolini


Choir of Maribor Opera House and SNG Maribor Symphonic Orchestra 



Sabina Cvilak, Soprano

Nuška Drašček Rojko, Mezzo-soprano

Renzo Zulian, Tenor

Martin Sušnik, Tenor

Peter Martinčič, Bass



1.       Georges Bizet: CARMEN, Overture

2.       Georges Bizet: CARMEN, "Habanera" (Nuška Drašček Rojko, Mezzo-soprano)

3.       Georges Bizet: CARMEN, "Votre Toast" ("Toreador Song"), Escamillo (Peter Martinčič, Bass)

4.       Giacomo Puccini: LA BOHÈME, "Che gelida manina" ("What a cold little hand")(Martin Sušnik, Tenor)

5.       Giuseppe Verdi: NABUCCO, "Va, pensiero" ("Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves")

6.       Giacomo Puccini: GIANNI SCHICCHI, "O mio babbino caro" ("Oh my dear daddy") (Sabina Cvilak, Soprano)

7.       Giuseppe Verdi: RIGOLETTO, "La donna è mobile" ("Woman is fickle")(Renzo Zulian, Tenor)

8.       Gioacchino Rossini: LA CENERENTOLA (Cinderella), "Nacqui all'affanno … Non più mesta" (Nuška Drašček Rojko, Mezzo-soprano)

9.       Charles Gounod: FAUST, "Le veau d'or" ("Song of the Golden Calf ") (Peter Martinčič, Bass)

10.   Giacomo Puccini: LA BOHÈME, "O soave fanciulla"  ("Oh Lovely Girl")(Renzo Zulian, Tenor, and Sabina Cvilak, Soprano)




11.   Giuseppe Verdi: LA FORZA DEL DESTINO ("The Force of Destiny"), Overture

12.   Giuseppe Verdi: IL TROVATORE ("The Troubadour"), Gypsy Chorus

13.   Giuseppe Verdi: IL TROVATORE (The Troubadour), "Stride la vampa " ("The flames are roaring!") (Nuška Drašček Rojko, Mezzo-soprano)

14.   Giuseppe Verdi: IL TROVATORE ("The Troubadour"), "Di quella pira" (Renzo Zulian, Tenor, and chorus)

15.   Gaetano Donizetti: L'ELISIR D'AMORE (The Elixir of Love), "Voglio dire" (Martin Sušnik, Tenor, and Peter Martinčič, Bass)

16.   Giacomo Puccini: TOSCA, "Vissi d'arte" (Sabina Cvilak, Soprano)

17.   Gaetano Donizetti: LA FILLE DU REGIMENT (The Daughter of the Regiment), "Ah, mes amis … pour mon ame" (Martin Sušnik, Tenor)

18.   Gioacchino Rossini: IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA (The Barber of Seville), "La calunnia" (Peter Martinčič, Bass)

19.   Giacomo Puccini: TURANDOT, "Nessun dorma" ("None shall sleep") (Renzo Zulian, Tenor)


Organisers retain the right to modify the programme.


The operatic voices of soloists from Slovenia and Italy will fill the "auditorium" of Brda: the soprano singer Sabina Cvilak who has  performed with famous tenor Placido Domingo and Andrea Boccellli, the tenor singer Renzo Zulian who regularly performs at well-known Italian opera houses, such as Teatro Verdi in Trieste, Teatro Regi in Parma, Teatro Verdi in Saleno, Teatro Comunale in Ferrara, together with other soloists. 


Tickets are available at all Eventim's points of sale and in TIC Brda. Ticket price: pre-sale - EUR 30,  at the day of the event: EUR 35.


 For more information see www.brda.si, www.vilavipolze.eu or call  +386 5 395 95 95.


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