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Kicking off 2017, Elīna Garanča gives first Mexican performances on four-city tour

Elīna Garanča launches 2017 with her first performances in Mexico, comprising a four-city concert and recital tour. The Latvian mezzo-soprano begins with three orchestral evenings alongside conductor Constantine Orbelian, highlighting repertoire from her new album for Deutsche Grammophon, Revive.

She is first heard in Mexico City at the Sala Nezahualcóyotl on January 11, followed by the Teatro Bicentenario-Guanajuato in León on January 14 and the Teatro Isauro Martinez in Torreón on January 17.

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Role debut as Santuzza in Cavalleria Rusticana with Opéra national de Paris

Following her staged-role debut as Léonor in La Favorite in Munich,Elīna Garanča heads to the Opéra national de Paris for another role debut as Santuzza in Cavalleria Rusticana. In Mascagni’s dramatic one-act (paired here on a double-bill with Hindemith’s Sancta Susanna), the Latvian mezzo-soprano stars opposite Yonghoon Lee as Turiddu, Elena Zaremba as Lucia, Vitaliy Bilyy as Alfio, and Antoinette Dennefeld as Lola.

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Revive, Elīna Garanča’s new solo recording, available on Deutsche Grammophon

Elīna Garanča’s latest solo album for Deutsche Grammophon, Revive, is now available. Showcasing the Latvian mezzo-soprano as she approaches the peak of her form, the album hears Elīna’s explorations of the storms raging in the lives of strong female characters in opera, juxtaposing emotion and intellect with both rare gems and popular showstoppers.

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Gala concert at Prague’s Smetana Hall

In between performances as Leonor in Donizetti’s La Favorite at the Bayerische Staatsoper, Elīna Garanča journeys to Prague for a gala concert at Smetana Hall tomorrow, October 26. The Latvian mezzo-soprano returns to the repertoire of her last album for Deutsche Grammophon, Meditation, with the PKF – Prague Philharmonia and Karel Mark Chichon.

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