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Returning to the Metropolitan Opera for La Damnation de Faust


On January 25, Elīna Garanča returns to the Metropolitan Opera, performing the role of Marguerite in a concert production of Berlioz’s La Damnation de Faust. Elīna is joined by tenors Bryan Hymel (January 25 and 29) and Michael Spyres (February 1 and 8) alternating in the role of Faust, and baritone Ildar Abdrazakov (all dates) in the role of as Méphistophélès.

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Elīna Garanča Receives National Excellence Award in Culture 2019


On November 28, Elīna Garanča received the National Excellence Award in Culture from the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Latvia. The mezzo soprano was honored for her outstanding performances in the world’s leading opera houses and with the world most prominent orchestras, as well as her contribution to Latvian music, cultural life and international standing.

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Performing with Daniel Barenboim and the Staatskapelle Berlin


On December 16 and 17, Elīna Garanča joins conductor Daniel Barenboim and the Staatskapelle Berlin in a program of Schumann, Elgar, and Debussy.

Centered around the evocative nature of the sea, the program includes Schumann’s Symphony No. 3 “Rheinische,” and Debussy’s “La Mer.” Garanča joins as the soloist for Elgar’s poignant “Sea Pictures.”

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Returning to Samson et Dalila at Staatsoper Unter den Linden


On November 24, Elīna Garanča returns to the role of Dalila in Camille Saint-Saëns’s Samson et Dalila at Staatsoper Unter den Linden.

Conducted by Daniel Barenboim, the Damián Szifron production also features baritone Brandon Jovanovich as Samson, the seemingly invincible man of God who falls fatally in love with the Philistine temptress Dalila.

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