Carnegie Hall

New York

16 MAY 2018

AWARD FROM ARMEL OPERA FESTIVAL

Réka Kristóf (soprano)
winner of the main prize at Virtuózok Talent Show in 2017

With: Äneas Humm (baritone), Gergely Bogányi (piano)

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Join us for the debut of Hungarian soprano Réka Kristóf at Carnegie Hall to witness the birth of a new star. In the programme presented by Armel Opera Festival the young winner of the ‘Virtuosi’ talen show performs a selection of favourite arias and songs. She is joined by Swiss baritone Aeneas Humm and internationally reknowned Hungarian pianist Gergely Bogányi.

In he first part of the concert Ms. Kristóf proves the wide scale in both her vocal range and artistic spirit while thrilling us with the dramatic and lyrical effects of Baroque, Romance and Classicist styles. Guest soloist Aeneas Humm completes his partner to make the presentation stronger and more sensual. Their arias and duets are crowned by the heroic Don Giovanni paraphrase by Liszt.

The second part invites us to the exotic world of Kodály. The haunting, folkloristic beauty in his Hungarian contemporary music is followed by depths of Schumann and Strauss songs challenging the performers both intellectually and technically.

At the end, a light musical surprise completes the diverse, exciting musical aesthetics of the evening.

CONCERT PROGRAM

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: D’Oreste, d’Aiace – Electra’s aria, Idomeneo
Réka Kristóf, Gergely Bogányi

Georg Friedrich Händel: Sorge infausta una procella (An inauspicious tempest rises) – Zoroastro’s aria, Orlando
Äneas Humm, Gergely Bogányi

Bedrich Smetana: Och, jaky zal!…Ten lásky sen (How can I live…How strange and dead is everything here) – Marie’s aria, The Bartered Bride
Réka Kristóf, Gergely Bogányi

Georges Bizet: Je dis que rien m’epouvante (I say that nothing can frighten me) – Micaëla’s aria form Carmen
Réka Kristóf, Gergely Bogányi

Richard Strauss: Breit über mein Haupt dein schwarzes Haar (Droop o’er my head thy raven hair)
Äneas Humm, Gergely Bogányi

Johann Strauss: Klänge der Heimat (Sounds of my homeland) – Rosalinde’s aria, Die Fledermaus
Réka Kristóf, Gergely Bogányi

Franz Liszt: Don Giovanni Paraphrase
Gergely Bogányi

INTERMISSION

Zoltán Kodály: Zöld erdőben (‘Mid the Oak Trees)
Réka Kristóf, Gergely Bogányi

Zoltán Kodály: Tücsöklakodalom (The Cricket’s Wedding)
Réka Kristóf, Gergely Bogányi

Zoltán Kodály: A csitári hegyek alatt (From Distant Mountains)
Réka Kristóf, Gergely Bogányi

Béla Bartók: Piros rózsát szedtem én (The Red Rose I Picked)
Réka Kristóf, Gergely Bogányi

Robert Schumann: Erste Begegnung (First Encounter)
Réka Kristóf, Äneas Humm, Gergely Bogányi

Robert Schumann: Drei Zweistimmige Lieder, Op. 43. (Three Two-Part Songs)
Réka Kristóf, Äneas Humm, Gergely Bogányi

Robert Schumann: Widmung (Dedication)
Gergely Bogányi

Richard Strauss: Fünf kleine Lieder Op.69 (Five Little Songs)
Réka Kristóf, Gergely Bogányi

Richard Strauss: Zueignung (Devotion)
Äneas Humm, Gergely Bogányi

Richard Strauss: Der Frühlingsfeier Op.56 No.5 (Rite of Spring)
Réka Kristóf, Gergely Bogányi