Elīna Garanča will perform as part of the ICE Classic series on the 9th of June 2018.

One of the most beautiful opera voices in the world will be heard in Krakow this year – Elīna Garanča will perform as part of the ICE Classic series on the 9th of June 2018.

After performing at the famous Metropolitan Opera in New York, the Vienna Opera, the Musikverein Golden Hall, the London Royal Opera House and La Scala in Milan, Elīna Garanča will come to Krakow as one of the artists of the ICE Classic series at the ICE Kraków Congress Centre. The Latvian mezzosoprano will perform in Krakow together with Sinfonietta Cracovia, led by Karel Mark Chichon. On the June evening, the concert hall will be filled with the sounds of Italian and Spanish songs and romances.

Elīna Garanča is a daughter and a student of Anita Garanča, a professor at the Latvian Academy of Music and a vocalist teacher at the Latvian National Opera. She began her vocal studies at the Latvian Academy of Music in 1996 and continued her education in Vienna and the United States. She started her professional career in Südthüringisches Staatstheater in Meiningen, where she played the role of Oktavian in Richard Strauss’s comic opera Der Rosenkavalier just after graduation. Afterwards, she often appeared on the opera stages in Vienna, Berlin, Paris and her home city – Riga. She gained international fame in 2003, thanks to her role of Annio in an angel in Mozart’s La clemenza di Titoat the Salzburger Festispiele. She has won many music awards, including a Grammy. In 1999, she won the Mirjam Helin International Singing Competition in Helsinki. In the 2017/18 season Elīna Garanča will make her debut in the long-awaited roles: Princess Eboli at the Paris National Opera and Delilah in the Wien Staatsoper. She will also return to the Covent Garden Royal Opera House, singing in Cavalleria rusticana and to the Bavarian State Opera with her role in Carmen. Elīna Garanča is also a recording artist with the prestigious Deutsche Grammophon label.

ICE Classic – a new brand of culture

The ICE Classic brand is a unique series of classical music concerts performed by outstanding opera soloists, instrumentalists and world-famous orchestras and conductors, providing the Krakow audiences with artistic experiences of the highest quality. All concerts of the cycle take place at the ICE Kraków Congress Centre.

The City of Krakow and the Krakow Festival Office cordially invite everybody to come.

 Tickets at prices ranging from 80 to 140 PLN are available from the Eventim.pl network, including in points of sale in all regions of Poland - Empik, MediaMarkt, Saturn and other stores, as well as at the InfoKraków Tourist Information Network points: (Wszystkich Świętych 2 Powiśle 11, Rynek Główny 1/3, Józefa 7, Szpitalna 25, św. Jana 2, Marii Konopnickiej 17).


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