The LA Phil has just published its Hollywood Bowl plans for the summer and the biggie is Dude’s second Verdi on American soil.
Here’s what you need to know from the press release:
Gustavo Dudamel, in his fourth summer season under the stars, celebrates the 200th anniversary of Verdi’s birth with a concert performance of Aida and two performances of the Requiem.
In the title role of Aida, soprano Liudmyla Monastyrska, hailed as one of the great new Verdi singers, joins Dudamel, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and an international cast of soloists for a one-night-only performance on August 11. With a love for opera and belief in its
importance among orchestral repertoire, Dudamel continues an LA Phil tradition that began at the Hollywood Bowl in 1922. His fully staged opera performances began with Bizet’s Carmen during his debut summer season in 2010, followed by Puccini’s Turandot (2011) and Verdi’s Rigoletto (2012).
Dudamel’s all-Verdi week continues with two performances of the composer’s Requiem with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Los Angeles Master Chorale, and soloists Julianna Di Giacomo (soprano), Michelle DeYoung (mezzo-soprano), Vittorio Grigolo (tenor), and Ildebrando D’Arcangelo (bass) (August 13 & 15). Dudamel last conducted Verdi’s Requiem with the Los Angeles Philharmonic during his inaugural 2009/10 season at Walt Disney Concert Hall.