October 8, 2015

An Evening with Hibla Gerzmava

October 8, 2015
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall, New York

Soprano Hibla Gerzmava makes her North American solo recital debut in “An Evening with Hibla Gerzmava.” Ms. Gerzmava studied at the Moscow Conservatory and has been a soloist of the Stanislavski and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Academic Music Theatre since 1995. She regularly performs leading roles in opera houses worldwide, including the Metropolitan Opera, London’s Covent Garden, the Mariinsky Theatre, and opera houses in Vienna, Paris, and Rome. She won the Grand Prix at the Tchaikovsky International Competition, the first and only time in the competition’s history that the highest prize has been awarded to a vocalist. In 2010, she received the Golden Mask Award – the most prestigious Russian theatrical award – as well as the Casta Diva and the Moscow Government Awards for her contribution to the world of arts and culture. Ms. Gerzmava’s Carnegie Hall recital includes romances by Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff as well as highlights of the European golden opera repertoire by Bellini, Handel, and Verdi. The evening is presented by the XIV Music Festival “Hibla Gerzmava Presents…”:


Tchaikovsky: “It Was in the Early Spring,” Op. 38, No. 2

Tchaikovsky: “Quietly flew the soul in the heavens above,” Op. 47, No.2

Tchaikovsky: “The Crown of Roses,” Op. 54, No. 5

Tchaikovsky: “Tell Me, What’s in the Shade of the Branches,” Op. 57, No. 1

Tchaikovsky: “The Cuckoo,” Op. 54, No. 8

Tchaikovsky: “Does the day reign?,” Op. 47, No. 6Rachmaninoff: “Twilight,” Op. 21, No. 3

Rachmaninoff “Lilacs,” Op. 21, No. 5

Rachmaninoff “The Migrant Wind,” Op. 34, No. 4

Rachmaninoff “Before My Window,” Op. 26, No. 10

Rachmaninoff “Child, thou art as beautiful as a flower,” Op. 8, No. 2

Rachmaninoff “They Answered,” Op. 21, No. 4

Handel: “Lascia ch’io pianga” from Rinaldo

Verdi: “Mia madre aveva una povera ancella…Salce…Ave Maria” from Otello

Verdi: “Tu Del mio Carlo…” from Masnadieri

Bellini: “Casta Diva…” from Norma

Venue: Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall

Carnegie Hall is a concert venue in Midtown Manhattan in New York City. Designed by architect William Burnet Tuthill and built by philanthropist Andrew Carnegie in 1891, it is one of the most famous and prestigious venues in the United States for classical and popular music, renowned for its beauty, history, and acoustics. Carnegie Hall, located at 57th Street and 7th Avenue, is actually three halls in one: the main venue is the Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, which seats 2,804, the underground Zankel Hall seats 599, and Weill Recital Hall seats 268.

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