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Replay: “White Hide-and-Seek” with Raimonds Pauls


Heard last night in Riga, Elīna Garanča’s concert with composer Raimonds Pauls is now available for audio streaming on Latvijas Radio.

The evening marked the first time that both Latvian artists met on the concert stage, though they have enjoyed a longstanding creative relationship that is reflected in the concert program “White Hide-and-Seek.” This included the world premiere of several new songs composed by Pauls especially for Elīna, set to poetry by Vizma Belsevica

Presented as part of Boris and Inara Teterev’s “Tête-à-Tête,” the performance also included a conversation with Elīna, Pauls, and festival presenters Boris and Inara Teterev.

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2016-17: New productions in Munich, Paris, and New York; Metropolitan Opera 50th anniversary gala, German concert tour, and more


Following a landmark 2015-16 season that saw her make appearances at the ECHO Klassik Awards, on the Moscow and St. Petersburg stages with Hvorostovsky and Friends, Massenet productions in Vienna and Paris, Donizetti in Berlin, and a role debut with the Metropolitan Opera, Elīna Garanča now looks forward to a 2016-17 season bringing more new productions, returns to favorite concert stages, and revisits with frequent artistic partners.

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Elīna Garanča opens 2016 Gluck Festival July 16


Following tomorrow’s concert at the Ohrid Summer Festival in Macedonia, Elīna Garanča returns to Germany for the grand opening of the 2016 International Gluck Opera Festival on July 16.

The festival will celebrate its sixth year at Meistersingerhalle Nürnberg with the Latvian mezzo-soprano and conductor Karel Mark Chichon exploring the impact and influence Gluck had on later generations of composers, setting the stage for a festival that explores the composer’s creative years in Paris.

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New Book

In her first book, Elīna Garanča talks about her life between two different worlds: between East and West, roots and wings, children and career, talent and self-discipline, art and life.

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