After earning rave reviews for her sold-out 2014 concert at Carnegie Hall, internationally acclaimed singer Tamara Gverdtsiteli – named “The Russian Édith Piaf” by the New York Times – makes her triumphant Toronto debut with a brand new program.
Show One Productions (www.showoneproductions.ca) presents Tamara Gverdtsiteli in a concert titled Mamele. The Mother's Eyes, Friday, June 3, 8 p.m. at Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe Street. Tickets, $55-$150, are available from the Roy Thomson Hall box office, www.roythomson.com, or 416-872-4255.
Backed by the soloists of the Moscow Male Jewish Cappella and full symphony orchestra conducted by Maestro Alexander Tsaliuk, Gverdtsiteli is set to captivate her many fans and new audiences alike with the passion of her singing.
The first half of the concert features Jewish favorites and the revival of Yiddish songs only recently rediscovered in the former Soviet Union. In the second half, Gverdtsiteli sings beloved repertoire in Georgian, Russian, French and Italian, and her own best-known hits.
A native of Tbilisi, Georgia, Tamara Gverdtsiteli is a classically trained vocalist, renowned for her magnificent voice and unique timbre. The recipient of numerous prestigious awards, she has appeared on some of the most revered stages, including San Remo, Italy; the Kremlin Palace in Moscow; Carnegie Hall in New York City; and the Olympia Hall in Paris. Ms. Gverdtsiteli has been recognized as one of the world’s most popular Russian performers, earning accolades from The New York Times, which in a 2012 review called her “the Russian Edith Piaf”.
MOSCOW MALE JEWISH CAPELLA (http://www.hasidic-cappella.com)
The Moscow Male Jewish Capella was established in 1989. Led by its current artistic director, Maestro Alexander Tsaliuk, it became one of the finest Jewish choral ensembles in the world. The choir’s extensive repertory includes a mix of Jewish liturgical music, songs in Yiddish and Hebrew, Russian folk songs, and world music favorites. The group has performed in many leading arts venues, and collaborated with such acclaimed Jewish singers as Mikhail Alexandrovich, Nehama Lifshits, and Joseph Malovany, and famed conductors including Zubin Mehta, Arnold Katz, Mark Gorenshteyn, and Yuri Bashmet.
Sponsor: Presented by Show One Productions