Dances between heaven and earth, dances of passion, love and hatred, pain and despair, dance as struggle, dance as death, dance as revival, magnificence of the East and burning rhythms of Latin America, ritual ceremonies of ancient Slavs and fiery Polovetsian Dances.
Uncommon variety of different music styles and countries are united by the dance element. The most vivid hits which are inseparably connected with dances of different epochs and peoples will be performed in the concert. Everybody will hear his favourite music fragment – Sabre Dance, March of Chernomor, Mambo from The Westside Story, Habanera and Seguidilla opera Carmen and many other remarkable music pieces.
Gianluca Marciano is one of the most exciting young conductors to emerge from Italy in recent years. The 37-year-old conductor is the Artistic Director of the Al Bustan Festival in Beirut and held the title of Musical Director and Principal Conductor of the Tbilisi State Opera and Ballet. He makes his debut at English National Opera in 2013, conducting a revival of Anthony Minghella’s award-winning production of Madam Butterfly.
Born in Italy, Marciano began his musical studies on the piano firstly at the Music Academy of Florence. Marciano has worked on the music staff at prestigious Italian opera houses including Teatro Regio di Parma in 2001. During the seasons 2006-2007 he stepped in at the Croatian National Opera in Zagreb to conduct, at short notice, performances of Nabucco and Il barbiere di Siviglia. His operatic projects include Tosca, I Puritani, Die Zauberflöte at the Opera Festival in Florence, La Traviata at the Prague State Opera. During the season 2013-2014 he performed at the Vivacello Festival with Moscow City Symhpny – Russian Philharmonic. at the Rostropovich Festival in Baku and Orenburg and took part in the Rosenblatt Recital Series at London’s Wigmore Hall, accompanying Georgian mezzo-soprano Nino Surguladze.