Solo concert by Elīna Garanča at the Latvian National Opera on April 21

On April 21, the world famous Latvian mezzo soprano Elīna Garanča will give a solo performance in the Great Hall of the Latvian National Opera and Ballet. She will be accompanied by the Latvian National Opera Orchestra conducted by Karel Mark Chichon. Tickets to the event will be available from February 23, 11 a.m.

Elīna Garanča ir one of the music world’s major stars through her performances with leading opera companies and symphony orchestras around the world.

Recent highlights include a new production of Samson et Dalila at Staatsoper Berlin with Daniel Barenboim portraying the role of Dalila, her return to the Metropolitan Opera as Marguerite in La damnation de Faust, as well as her long-awaited debut as Kundry in the new production of Wagner's Parsifal, premiering at the Wiener Staatsoper with Philippe Jordan in April 2021. During the 2021/22 season Elīna made her role debut as La Principessa di Bouillon in Cilea’s Adriana Lecouvreur at the Wiener Staatsoper. In 2022 will Elīna star at various festivals and galas throughout Europe, America and East Asia.

Elīna appears regularly at the Metropolitan Opera, Wiener Staatsoper, ROH Covent Garden, Salzburg Festival, Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, Bayerisches Staatsoper Munich, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Carnegie Hall New York and Wigmore Hall London and continues to perform in various concerts, festivals and recitals all over the world. Since 2005 Elina is the exclusive artist with Deutsche Grammophon (DG).

Elīna has been the recipient of numerous national and international awards, greatly cherishing the title of Kammersängerin honoured by the Wiener Staatsoper for her devotion to the House, singing over one hundred and sixty performances of eighteen roles since her debut in the House in 2003.

British conductor Karel Mark Chichon continues to thrill international audiences with his temperament, passion and musicianship. In recognition to his services to music, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of England made Chichon an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) in June 2012. In 2016 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music in recognition of his achievements within the profession.

From 2011 to 2017 he was Chief Conductor of the Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern, enjoying critically acclaimed seasons and receiving praise for his profound interpretation of a wide repertoire and transformative music-making with the DRP. A further testament to his outstanding partnership with the DRP has been the unanimous critical success of the first album release of the complete orchestral works of Dvorák – a cycle which he will record over the next 4 years for the label Hänssler Classic. Critics said “Karel Mark Chichon scores significantly over several esteemed rivals” and praised this first release as “the finest version available”. In May 2017 he was appointed Chief Conductor and Artistic Director of the Orquesta Filarmónica de Gran Canaria.

Chichon conducts at the Metropolitan Opera New York, Wiener Staatsoper, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Bayerisches Staatsoper Munich, Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Teatro Real Madrid, Gran Teatre del Liceu Barcelona and with orchestras such as the  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra, Netherlands Radio Filharmonisch Orkest,  Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin,  Wiener Symphoniker, Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien, NHK Symphony Orchestra Tokyo, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Orchestre National de Belgique, Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI, Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo and Russian National Orchestra.

The previous solo concert by Elīna Garanča at the Latvian National Opera took place in 2015.