Soprano takes the baton!
Soprano and conductor Ragnheiður Ingunn Jóhannsdóttir performs with 12 instrumentalists in Eldborg, Harpa at Óperudagar festival on November 5th at 6 pm. Three new Icelandic pieces for soprano and chamber ensemble will be premiered featuring Ragnheiður singing and conducting at the same time.
Jóhann G. Jóhannsson: Concerto for Coloratura Soprano and Chamber Ensemble (2022), premiere
Lyrics: William Shakespeare (Caliban's Speech from The Tempest)
I: Be not afeard - lyrics: William Shakespeare
II: Ekkert að hræðast - translation: Helgi Hálfdanarson
III: Var icke rädd - translation: Carl August Hagberg
Ingibjörg Ýr Skarphéðinsdóttir: Fasaskipti (2022), premiere
Poem: Þórdís Helgadóttir
María Huld Markan Sigfúsdóttir: Djúpalón (2022), premiere
Poem: Þóra Hjörleifsdóttir
Richard Strauss: Großmächtige Prinzessin (1912), Zerbinetta's aria from Ariadne auf Naxos
Lyrics: Hugo von Hofmannsthal
The concert is sponsored by Tónlistarsjóður, Tónskáldasjóður RÚV og STEFs and Nótnasjóður STEFs.