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Very Verdi and Wonderfully Wagner

Aug. 23, 2013

As the world celebrates the 200th birth anniversaries of the two great opera composers, Giuseppe Verdi and Richard Wagner, the Stop-Gaps Choral Ensemble (conductor: Alfred J D’Souza, Accompanist: Leon de Souza), while celebrating the 30th anniversary of its existence, pays tribute to their musical genius on September 8, 2013, at the Tata Theatre at 6.30 pm by performing some of the most popular and best loved choruses from their operas which include Nabucco, Il Travatore, Aida, La Traviata, Macbeth, Tannhauser, The Flying Dutchman, Lohengrin, La Forza Del Destino and many more.

Besides this, operatic arias and duets will be performed by some of India’s seasoned as well as upcoming opera singers — Aude Priya Engel (Soprano), Zarin Ghadialy Hodiwala (Contralto), Toshanbor Singh Nongbet (Tenor) and Bhanu Sharma (Baritone), accompanied by the flamboyant young pianist, Nise Meruno. In true Stop-Gaps style, the concert will be performed with resplendent costumes and sets and bring this hauntingly dramatic music to life. A not to be missed event for any connoisseur of music.

Tickets at Rs 800/-, 500/- and 200/- are available at the NCPA box office, Nariman Point, from 9 am - 7 pm and can also be booked online.

 Source: The Examiner



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