With La Traviata (1853) Giuseppe Verdi managed to successfully create one of his most enduring works. In the drama The Lady of the Camellias by Alexandre Dumas, fils, Verdi and librettist Francesco Maria Piave recognised a timeless theme, extremely attractive for setting to music in an opera. With the selection of a theme concerning a goodhearted courtier, Verdi stepped on the toes of the middle class, whose expectation of opera was a reinforcement of their false morality. Conductors: Jaroslav Kyzlink / Aleksandar Spasić Director: Lutz Hochstraate Performance by: Chorus, Orchestra and Soloists of the Slovene National Theatre Opera and Ballet of Ljubljana 4 Mar 2017 at 19:30 Slovenian National Opera and Ballet Theatre of Ljubljana Župančičeva ulica 1
London’s Royal Philharmonic Orchestra ranks among the world’s best symphony orchestras. It was founded in 1946 by the conductor Sir Thomas Beecham, who remained its musical director until his death in 1961. The orchestra was subsequently led by conductors such as Rudolf Kempe, Antal Dorati, André Prévin, Walter Weller, Vladimir Ashkenazy and Yuri Temirkanov. Since 1996, its chief conductor has been Daniele Gatti, who is set to be succeeded by Charles Dutoit in 2009. The patron of the orchestra is His Royal Highness Prince Andrew, the Duke of York. Conductor and violinist: Pinchas Zukerman Programme: L. van Beethoven 9 Feb 2017 at 19:30 Grand hotel Union Miklošičeva cesta 1 Buy Ticket
Depeche Mode began their career in 1980, when the band, originally named Composition Of Sound, was joined by the singer Dave Gahan. Depeche Mode are considered to be among the originators of electronic pop music. 14 May 2017 at 19:45 Stožice Sports Park Arena Vojkova cesta 100 After having left a significant mark on the sound of the 1980s, they further broadened the scope of their musical expression in the 1990s and made a name for themselves as one of the most successful bands of the past few decades. In may 2017 they are going on a world tour in the Global Spirit Tour which will also promote their new album Spirit. Moving to ljubljana
The famous instrumental pop duo 2Cellos consists of two young cello virtuosos from Slovenia and Croatia respectively. Already before they embarked on a successful pop music career, Luka Šulić and Stjepan Hauser had made a name for themselves in classical music circles. 7.,8. Apr 2017 at 20:00 Stožice Sports Park Arena Vojkova cesta 100 Buy Ticket 2Cellos rose to fame with their cover version of Michael Jackson’s hit song Smooth Criminal, whose video has received over 11 million views on YouTube. The song’s success was followed by the release of the duo’s highly acclaimed cover of the Guns n’ Roses song Welcome to the Jungle and a series of successful concerts across the USA and elsewhere in the world.
The legendary band Gipsy Kings is returning to the Slovenian stage. Grammy winners and recipients of gold and platinum discs, will play all their biggest hits such as Volare, Bamboleo, Baila me, Djobi Djoba and many others. 1 Apr 2017 at 20:00 Stožice Sports Park Arena Vojkova cesta 100 Buy Ticket Through the years, their music became a worldwide phenomenon as it offers the listeners a unique, unbeatable mix of traditional flamenco styles with Western pop and Latin rhythms. In their 28 year long career, the legendary Latino group played on the biggest stages around the world and sold almost 20 million albums so far.
On 23 December at 19:30, you are invited to attend the Gala Christmas Concert on the 10th anniversary of the vocal ensemble Eroika and listen to three outstanding vocalists, who will be performing with a choir and an orchestra conducted by Patrik Greblo. The concert will take place in the magnificent Grand Union Hall. You are also kindly invited to a pre-concert dinner in the restaurant Atelje.