Concert will begin at 15:10 hours GMT
Ponchielli's 'I Lituani' with Linaburgyte, Vysniauskas and Juozapaitis from Vilnius
Ponchielli's 'I Lituani' is an opera in a prologue and three acts to an Italian libretto by Antonio Ghislanzoni, based on the historical poem Konrad Wallenrod written by Polish poet Adam Mickiewicz. Corrado Wallenrod, actually a Lithuanian named Walter who is impersonating a loyal Teutonic Knight, allows the Lithuanians to win against the Teutons by executing a long-planned misdirection. Aldona, his wife who has entered a convent, searches for her love Walter, and finds him just before he is sentenced to death for his deception.
Performers: Inesa Linaburgyte, mezzo-soprano, Vaydas Vyšniauskas, tenor, Vytautas Juozapaitis, baritone, Liudas Norvaišas, bass, Arunas Malikenas, baritone.
Lithuanian National Opera Choir and Orchestra. Conductor: Robertas Šervenikas.