Concert "Queen of Čardash"

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Event date
2024-05-25 19:00 To 20:30


Julija Karaliūnaitė - soprano
Ekaterina Rodionova - violin
Birutė Asevičiūtė - piano

Excerpts from the operettas of I. Kalman, J. Strauss, V. Monti, J. Halvorsen, F. Kreisler and other composers - chardashes, gypsy romances, rhapsodies.
Let's imagine - evening, a fire in the hearth in a Hungarian tavern (Hungarian: Csárdás / csárda - tavern), the waters of the Danube float by outside the window. It's cozy here, the conversations are not silent, you can hear the wailing of the violin, the chardash dancers are restless, and the atmosphere is full of endless longing and love for freedom. That's the Hungarian tavern...
Fiery chardash is a dance of Hungarians and Hungarian gypsies that originated in the 19th century. in the middle as part of the town's folklore during the recruitment of Hungarian recruits into the Austrian army. Later, the dance became popular in the works of Hungarian and other composers, especially F. Liszt, F. Erkel, J. Brahms, F. Schubert. Čardáš, like all Hungarian music, is characterized by sharp, accentuated rhythmicity, syncopation, richly ornamented melodicism, and the so-called gypsy harmony is common.
The first part of the dance is slow and lyrical, usually danced by men, the second part is fast and vigorous, danced in pairs. The emphasized contrast of the parts highlights the inner drama and dynamics of the music. The name of the program is borrowed from I. Kalman's operetta of the same name, excerpts of which will also be played at the concert.
Julija Karaliūnaitė (soprano) is an opera soloist who has created a number of roles in the Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theater, the National Opera Theater of North Macedonia, Israeli and Estonian opera festivals. In her repertoire Mermaid (A. Dvoržak's opera "Mermaid"), Tatjana (P. Tchaikovsky's opera "Eugene Onegin"), Adriana Lecouvreur (F. Cilea's opera "Adriana Lecouvreur"), Museet (G. Puccini's opera "Boheme"). She also performs active concert and organizational activities.
Violinist Ekaterina Rodionova is currently an artist of the Panevėžys Musical Theater. Her career included many years of experience at the Cairo Opera House and playing first violin at the Bulgarian National Opera.
Pianist Birutė Asevičiūtė carries out an active concert activity - her stage partners are famous Lithuanian soloists.