Our classics

Favourite operatic arias

By choosing four or more concerts you receive a 20% discount of your purchase
Date Location Price
1 Sep 2017 » 20:00 » Friday Eldborg | Harpa 2.400 - 4.500 kr.
  • Program

    Georges Bizet Carmen, overture
    Gaetano Donizetti Una furtiva lagrima from L'elisir d'amore
    George Gershwin Summertime from Porgy and Bess
    Pyotr Tchaikovsky Gremin's Aria from Eugene Onegin
    Georges Bizet Votre toast from Carmen
    Leo Delibes Flower duett from Lakmé
    Giuseppe Verdi Va, pensiero from Nabucco
    Giacomo Puccini O mio babbino caro from Gianni Schicchi
    Giacomo Puccini Nessun dorma from Turandot
    Henry Purcell When I am laid in earth from Dido and Aeneas
    W.A. Mozart Queen of the Night from The Magic Flute
    W.A. Mozart Pa-pa-gena…Pa-pa-geno from The Magic Flute
    Antonín Dvorák Song To The Moon from Rusalka
    Richard Wagner Pilgrim's Chorus from Tannhäuser
    Pietro Mascagni Intermezzo from Cavalleria rusticana
    Georges Bizet Au fond du temple saint from Les pêcheurs de perles
    Georges Bizet Habanera from Carmen
    Giuseppe Verdi Libiamo ne’ lieti calici from La traviata

  • Conductor

    Daníel Bjarnason

  • Soloists

    Þóra Einarsdóttir, Sigrún Hjálmtýsdóttir, Dísella Lárusdóttir, Hallveig Rúnarsdóttir, Suzanne Fischer, Sigríður Ósk Kristjánsdóttir, Hildigunnur Einarsdóttir, Elmar Gilbertsson, Ólafur Kjartan Sigurðarson and Kristinn Sigmundsson

  • Choirs

    Icelandic Opera Choir
    Reykjavík Opera Choir
    Kópavogur Men's Choir

What is your favourite operatic aria? Is it “Nessun dorma” from Turandot? The Queen of the Night's aria from The Magic Flute? Or perhaps Dvořák's “Song to the Moon”? The “Our classics” concerts held last autumn were enthusiastically received, and this year we are continuing with a programme emphasising operatic music. 

The Icelandic National Broadcasting Service collaborates with the Iceland Symphony Orchestra and the Icelandic Opera in an online election giving the general public to select their favourite arias. The arias that receive the most votes in the election will be performed in Eldborg hall at a special gala concert, a pre-season taste of the upcoming year at the ISO.