Mendelssohn’s Oratorio

Fabio Mechetti, conductor
Marly Montoni, soprano
Nívea Freitas, soprano
Kismara Pezzati, alto
Daniel Umbelino, tenor
Paulo Szot, baritone
Minas Gerais Lyric Choir
Lara Tanaka, conductor

|    Allegro 2022

|    Vivace 2022

Elijah, Op. 70

Fabio Mechetti, conductor

Born in São Paulo, Fabio Mechetti is the Music Director and Principal Conductor of the Minas Gerais Philharmonic since its creation in 2008. Recently, he became the first Brazilian invited to lead an Asian orchestra, being appointed Principal Conductor of the Malaysian Philharmonic. In the United States, Mechetti was Resident Conductor of the San Diego Symphony, Principal Conductor of the Syracuse Symphony, and is now Conductor Emeritus of the Spokane Symphony and the Jacksonville Symphony, after leading them for many seasons with great success. In Washington, he served as Associate Conductor for Mstislav Rostropovich in the National Symphony. With a solid career both in the USA and Brazil, Mechetti has already performed in Mexico, Peru, Venezuela, New Zealand, Spain, Japan, Scotland, Finland, Canada, Sweden, and Italy. He is also a winner of the Malko Competition and holds Master’s degrees in conducting and composition from the Juilliard School of Music.

Born in São Paulo, Paulo Szot’s first opera performance was in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, in 1997, as Figaro. His international debut happened in 2003 as Escamillo in Carmen, at the New York City Opera. Since then, he has performed in many major theatres and concert halls all over the world. In 2010, Szot made his Metropolitan Opera premiere in a new production of The Nose by Shostakovich. He has also performed at the Opéra de Marseille, the Palais Garnier and at the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence. Thanks to his high standard and versatile performances, Szot has won numerous awards along his career. Among them are a Drama Desk, an Outer Critics and a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical in 2008, for his portrayal of Emile de Becque in South Pacific. This production was a great success and went on for three seasons (2008-2010).

Programa de Concerto

23 Jun 2022
Thursday, 8:30 pm

Minas Gerais Hall

24 Jun 2022
Friday, 8:30 pm

Minas Gerais Hall
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