The New Year’s concerts bring together two musical cultures in a suprising and delighting way. Ricardo Ribeiro, one of the most famous and respected Fado singers of the present day, visits Helsinki together with beautifully voiced soprano Ana Quintans and guitarists Miguel Amaral and Marco Oliveira. The baroque orchestra is directed by Marcos Magalhães.
Ricardo Ribeiro: ”Once heard, never forgotten” – Expresso
Helsinki Music Centre
31st Dec 19:00
1st Jan 16:00
Ana Quintans, soprano
Ricardo Ribeiro, fadista
Miguel Amaral & Marco Oliveira, cavaquinho & quitars
Helsinki Baroque Orchestra
dir. Marcos Magalhães
”I have never experienced a voice like this!” – Musical America.
The young counter tenor Valer Sabadus has swiftly taken over the operatic world receiving rave reviews all over Europe. The romanian-born singer is widely praised for his flowing coloratura and imposing presence on stage. Valer Sabadus now makes his debut in Finland with Helsinki Baroque Orchestra. The concert in Helsinki Music Centre 15th November will be directed by Skip Sempé, one of the today’s forefront musical personalities in Renaissaince and Baroque music.
The concert is part of Helsinki Baroque Orchestra’s Top Solists concert series. The next concerts in the series are:
Tenor Werner Güra 10th May 2016
Mezzo soprano Joyce DiDonato 26th November 2016
The concert with Valer Sabadus will be performed also in Therpsichore festival in Paris 17th November.
Aapo Häkkinen, the artistic Director of Helsinki Baroque orchestra since 2003, was interviewed by Fanfare magazine. Read the article here: