The roads of Friendship
Riccardo Muti

Orchestra Giovanile Luigi Cherubini
Musicisti delle Orchestre delle Fondazioni Lirico Sinfoniche italiane
Orchestra Sinfonica e Coro di Tehran
direttore musicale Shardad Rohani
Coro del Teatro Municipale di Piacenza
Coro di Tehran

tenor Piero Pretti
baritone Luca Salsi
bass Riccardo Zanellato
tenor Giovanni Sala

maestri dei cori Corrado Casati, Razmik Ohanian

maestro collaboratore Davide Cavalli

Giuseppe Verdi
from “I vespri siciliani” Symphony and Procida’s aria “O tu Palermo”
from “Don Carlo” Don Carlo and Rodrigo’s duet “Dio che nell’alma infondere”
from “Simon Boccanegra” Fiesco’s aria “A te l’estremo addio… Il lacerato spirito” and chorus, Gabriele’s aria “Sento avvampar nell’anima”
from “Macbeth” Banco’s aria “Studia il passo o mio figlio… Come dal ciel precipita”, chorus “Patria oppressa”, Macduff’s aria “Ah, la paterna mano”, chorus “La patria tradita”, Macbeth’s aria “Pietà, rispetto, amore”, Scene and Battle, Victory Hymn – Finale
from “La forza del destino” Symphony

When the world seems to be moving on the edge of a mysterious folly, drenched in violence and prejudice; when war, anguish and fear of the other seem to dry hearts up, there, unpredictably, hope returns, and the dream of a long-awaited encounter comes true: in the heart of the Iranian capital, East and West look at each other in the eye and shake hands. And, as is usual with the Paths of Friendship concerts, they do so in the name of an infallible common language: music. An “ideal” Italian orchestra (an ensemble of prominent musicians from the major orchestras across the country) opens its doors to Iranian musicians, and the voices of the two countries come together in one voice. Because each of us needs the other, and because the only possible future lies in dialogue: facing its dangers, obviously, but still in dialogue.

about 1h 20’ without intermission