Watch: “It’s exciting and scary to face an audience again” – soprano Tatiana Lisnic

Today’s guest on Take a Bow is international soprano Tatiana Lisnic, who was born in Moldova but who has lived in Malta for the past 18 years, and is well known for her particular voice timbre and sensitivity of expression.

Lisnic will be performing popular Romantic classics at the Casino Maltese, on Saturday 23rd January at 8.00 pm, during an event organised by the Valletta Cultural Agency. On the night, she will be accompanied by the melodic notes of harpist Britt Arend to interpret artistic songs, known as lieder, in French, German and Russian.

The German word lied is used to refer to a polyphony which brings together poetry and classical music. 

“We have a wonderful programme,” Lisnic told, “We have mostly Romantic and a little bit of post-Romantic composers… we are preparing a very beautiful encore.”

Lisnic has appeared on the most important opera stages including La Scala di Milano, Teatro La Fenice Venezia, L’Opéra National de Paris Bastille, the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, the Deutsche Oper Berlin, the Japan Opera Foundation Tokyo, the Mikhailovsky Theatre in St Petersburg and the San Diego Opera. She also has a rich Europe-wide concert schedule and has recorded several works.

Among the pieces to be performed during the one-hour concert on Saturday 23rd January are Fauré’s Après un Rêve, and Claire de Lune, Chausson’s Le Colibri, Liszt’s Oh, Quand Je Dors, Schumann’s Der Nussbaum, Strauss’ Morgen and All Mein Gedanken, Dvorak’s Als die Mutter and Tchaikovsky’s Serenade. 

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This episode was made possible thanks to a grant by the Valletta Cultural Agency