St Bride's: Music - Lunchtime Recitals

Viktor Korotich – baritone, Alice Turner – piano

Tuesday, 19 September at 1:15pm - FREE ADMITTANCE - Retiring Collection

Viktor Korotich – baritone, Alice Turner – pianoViktor Korotich – baritone, Alice Turner – piano

Gounod

Avant de quitter ces lieux (Faust)

Rossini

Largo al factotum (Il barbiere di Seviglia)

R Strauss

Lieben, Hassen, Hoffen, Zagen...(Ariadne auf Naxos)

Britten

Within this frail crucible of light (The Rape of Lucretia)

Tchaikovsky

Odnajdi (The Queen of Spades)

A Lara

Granada

Ukrainian folk song

Oh, ti divchino

Gastaldon

Musica proibita

Tchaikovsky

Serenade of Don Juan

Mascagni

Quella è una strada (Le maschere)

Russian folk song

Ah, Nastasia

Viktor Korotich is one of the most exciting young baritones of today; he has worked extensively with such eminent music personalities as Valery Gergiev, James Gaffigan, Yury Bashmet, Yannis Kokkos, Yustus Frantz, Isabella Bywater, Alain Maratrat, Giorgio Corsetti, Michael Sturminger, Alice Farnxam and Tugan Sokhiev. The singer's impressive voice characteristics combined with the mastery of vocal art give Viktor an opportunity to perform easily and gracefully roles from the repertoire of a bass-baritone to a lyric baritone. Coupled with a masterful interpretation and a convincing and daring style, this has allowed him to sing more than 20 leading baritone roles at his home stage at the Mariinsky theatre in St. Petersburg, among which are Rodrigo (Don Carlo), Ford (Falstaff), Guglielmo (Così fan tutte), Gianni Schicchi (Gianni Schicchi), Escamillo (Carmen), Conte di Luna (Il Trovatore), Tarquinius (The Rape of Lucretia).

One of Viktor's best hits is Figaro in Rossini's Il barbiere di Siviglia - he has taken part in six different productions; the recent two on the Mariinsky stage in 2015, following his winning of the 2015 International opera contest of Clermont-Ferrand. He is a regular participant of international festivals: the Moscow Easter Festival (2008-2012), the Music Festival Stars of the White Nights (2009-2016) just to name a few. Viktor has toured in Great Britain, Italy, Spain, Germany, France and Switzerland. He sang Lord Enrico Ashton in Lucia di Lammermoor at the 2012 Riga Opera Festival and took part in live broadcast of Dvorak's Rusalka at Royal Сoncertgebouw in 2014. Viktor holds prizes and diplomas of various international vocal competitions; he also took part in Plácido Domingo's Operalia contest.
He was born in Nizhnevartovsk and upon graduating from the Prokofiev Academy of Music in Donetsk, was a soloist at the Donetsk opera and ballet theatre before joining the Mariinsky theatre in 2007.

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Alice Turner is an award-winning song accompanist, vocal coach and repetiteur, specialising in art song and German, Italian and French repertoire. She lives in London, where she has worked on the music staff of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama since 2007. She performs regularly across the UK and on BBC Radio 3, partnering artists including soprano Elizabeth Llewellyn and baritones Simon Keenlyside and Viktor Korotich, with recent concerts at Bridgewater Hall in Manchester, Sage in Gateshead, Welsh Millennium Centre, Cardiff, and the Purcell Room and St Martin-in-the-Fields in London. As a repetiteur she has worked for English National Opera, Grange Park Opera, Longborough Festival Opera and, as music director, she directed the UK premiere of Jake Heggie's For a Look or a Touch.

Viktor Korotich is one of the most exciting young baritones of today.He has worked extensively with such eminent music personalities as Valery Gergiev, James Gaffigan, Yury Bashmet, Yannis Kokkos, Yustus Frantz, Isabella Bywater, Alain Maratrat, Giorgio Corsetti, Michael Sturminger, Alice Farnxam and Tugan Sokhiev.

An impressive voice and the mastery of vocal art, along with a powerful role interpretation and a convincing and daring style, allow Viktor to perform gracefully more than 20 leading roles, from a bass-baritone to a lyric baritone, at his home stage at the Mariinsky theatre in St. Petersburg, among which are Rodrigo (Don Carlo), Ford (Falstaff), Guglielmo (Così fan tutte), Gianni Schicchi (Gianni Schicchi), Escamillo (Carmen), Conte di Luna (Il Trovatore), Tarquinius (The Rape of Lucretia).

https://www.mariinsky.ru/en/company/opera_men/korotich/

Alice Turner is an award-winning song accompanist, vocal coach and repetiteur, specialising in art song and German, Italian and French repertoire. She lives in London, where she has worked on the music staff of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama since 2007. She performs regularly across the UK and on BBC Radio 3, partnering artists including soprano Elizabeth Llewellyn and baritones Simon Keenlyside and Viktor Korotich, with recent concerts at Bridgewater Hall in Manchester, Sage in Gateshead, Welsh Millennium Centre, Cardiff, and the Purcell Room and St Martin-in-the-Fields in London. As a repetiteur she has worked for English National Opera, Grange Park Opera, Longborough Festival Opera and, as music director, she directed the UK premiere of Jake Heggie's For a Look or a Touch.