Works by Astor Piazolla, Georges Bizet, Maurice Ravel and other composers
Argentina, 1900's. A sweltering heat of summer, feelings and stories radiate off a cobble street at night. The sensual sounds of music, full of longing, bring couples closer to each other, cheek to cheek, for a magical and enchanting dance...
This early summer night the Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra led by maestro Gintaras Rinkevičius joins two temperamental artists, singer Ieva Prudnikovaitė and dancer Marina de Flamenco, to tell you stories filled with mystery and passion for life. "Tango is a highly intimate genre. When you sing or play it, you need to filter the music through your own experience and feelings, which brings about catharsis in a certain way," says Ieva Prudnikovaitė. After graduating from the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre in 2006, the soloist became a prize-winner at the International Singing Competition in Cologne. Since 2008, Prudnikovaitė has been a soloist of the Aalto Theatre Essen. Among most remarkable roles created by this artist is Carmen in Bizet's opera of the same name, for which she won the Opera Beacon national award as the Opera Soloist of the Year. Besides opera, tango is one of the singer's favourite genres, which she renders with great sincerity, authenticity and charm. Prudnikovaitė regularly performs tango music with 4Tango ensemble, a finalist of the 2002 International Astor Piazzolla Competition in Italy.
Tonight Ieva Prudnikovaitė is partnered on stage by the Latvian dancer Marina de Flamenco. Giving flamenco performances all over Europe, the artist is noted for her suggestive power, great technique and wide range of artistic expression in rendering the authentic flamenco spirit. Marina de Flamenco studied the secrets of flamenco dance at Spain's most prominent flamenco school, Amor de Dios in Madrid, and in the Flamenco Institute in Barcelona. The dancer regularly takes part in flamenco dance and music festivals including Flamenco por el mundo and Festival de Jerez.