Everardo II, King of Lithuania

Music by João de Sousa Carvalho
Libretto by Gaetano Martinelli

The opera was written in 1782 to celebrate the birth of Pedro III, King of Portugal, and never performed since its original premiere until 2013 when it was newly discovered by Lithuanian Spanish conductor Alexis Soriano at a royal archive in Spain. On the 10th and 11th of December in 2013 this opera was performed at the Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania in Vilnius for the first time since its only production in the 18th century.

CAST

Everardo, King of Lithuania – Viktoras Gerasimovas (sopranist)
Alessandro Augusto, Prince – Tomas Pavilionis (tenor)
Erenice, Princess, Alessandro’s wife – Nora Petročenko (mezzo-soprano)
Ladislao, Everardo’s enemy, Erenice’s father – Ilona Pliavgo (soprano)
Elvira, Erenice’s confidante – Diana Tiškovaitė (soprano)
Narrator – Ridas Jasiulionis

Conductor – Alexis Soriano Monstavičius, Orchestra – Vilnius Sinfonietta, Director – Aistė Ptakauskė, Translator of Libretto – Dainius Būrė, Costume Designer – Vida Šataitė, Make-up Artist – Jolanta Regelskienė, Light Designer – Maksim Semionov

Click this link to see a photo gallery from the dress rehearsal published in Lithuanian daily “Lietuvos rytas” on December 10, 2013

On July 17, 2014 Aistė Ptakauskė adapted the opera for a stage on the lake of Galvė in Trakai, a historical capital of Lithuania, in front of a medieval castle of Lithuanian dukes.

Read her interview about this site-specific production in the largest Lithuanian portal.

Click this link to see a few snapshots of the night.

See a photo gallery of the event at the largest Lithuanian news portal.

BONA Lounge photo gallery from the night.