May 20, 2017
On May 20, 2017 Annalisa Stroppa will be among the opera singers taking part in one of the most prestigious benefit events dedicated to HIV and AIDS patients, the operatic gala concert of the Deutsche AIDS-Stiftung in Bonn. On this occasion she will sing “Una voce poco fa” from Il barbiere di Siviglia and the “Habanera” from Carmen.
The Italian mezzo-soprano is enthusiastic about her participation. “It means so much for me to take part in this evening and I do thank the organization for inviting me to such a high profile event aimed at such a good cause. It’s admirable how foundations, theatres, public and private sponsors engage in this benefit “contest” so that they may raise as many donations as possible. Many drops make an ocean, and I am honored to be able to give my own small contribution with this concert. We artists have received a gift and it is wonderful to be able to help those in need through our art.”
On the following link you can listen to an audio stream of the concert: https://aids-stiftung.de/infos-%C3%BCber-die-stiftung/veranstaltungen/operngala-bonn/gala-2017.
Annalisa Stroppa was among the leading singers chosen for the prestigious opening of the 2016/2017 season of the Teatro alla Scala in Milan in Madama Butterfly singing the role of Suzuki under the baton of Riccardo Chailly. After that she returned to the Teatro alla Scala as Meg in Falstaff with Zubin Mehta. Other engagements of the current season include Carmen (title role) at the Bregenzer Festspiele, Il barbiere di Siviglia (Rosina) at the Monte-Carlo’s Opéra and Rigoletto (Maddalena) at the Dutch National Opera of Amsterdam.
More information about the concert:
Jacques Lacombe (conductor); Beethovenorchester Bonn
Atalla Ayan, Janai Brugger, George Gagnidze, Joshua Guerrero, Marigona Qerkezi, Mirko Roschkowski, Siobhan Stagg, Annalisa Stroppa, Alexander Tsymbalyuk, Virginie Verrez