Bel Canto Gala

  • Copyright Vlaamse Opera / Annemie Augustijns
  • Copyright Vlaamse Opera / Annemie Augustijns


Bel Canto Gala

Gaetano Donizetti (1797 - 1848), Vincenzo Bellini (1801 - 1835), Gioachino Rossini (1792 - 1868)

01/01/2013 in Ghent - 04/01/2013 in Antwerp

  • Dmitri Jurowski
  • Musical direction: Dmitri Jurowski
  • Soprano: Jessica Pratt
  • Mezzo-soprano: Marina Prudenskaya

New Year concert with vocal thrills

In this New Year concert we will be exchanging Viennese waltzes for highlights by Rossini, Donizetti and Bellini. These composers, also described as the ‘Holy Trinity of the Italian bel canto', were masters of composing dazzling vocal melodies. They elevated the voice to a sublime instrument of expression, full of energy, rhythm and dramatic expression. Top singers Jessica Pratt and Marianna Pizzolato pull out all the stops to ensure a sparkling start to the new year with the most beautiful duets and arias from this spectacular repertoire.


Tickets from € 15.00 to € 55.00


In this ultimate songfest, we hear the soprano Jessica Pratt. With her 'gleaming sound, free and easy high notes, agile coloratura runs and lyrical grace' (New York Times) she knows better than anyone how to use the demanding vocals to her own purpose. At her side is mezzo-soprano and Rossini specialist Marianna Pizzolato, who not so long ago moved everyone with her rendering of Penelope in Il Ritorno d'Ulisse in Patria (2010-2011).