27. February
at 19.30
Dance Theatre Ljubljana

CHANSON D’AMOUR (Slovenia, Italy)

Aco Bišćević, tenor, piano
Alberto Pagani, dance


Gabriel Fauré (1845–1924)
Chanson d’amour, op. 27, št. 1
(Armand Silvestre)

Cécile Chaminade (1857–1944)
Viens! mon bien-aimé
(Armand Lafrique)

Reynaldo Hahn (1874–1947)
À Chloris
(Théophile de Viau)

Cécile Chaminade (1857–1944)
(Édouard Guinand)

Claude Debussy (1862–1918)
La fille aux cheveux de lin, L. 15/33
(Charles-Marie-René Le conte de Lisle)

Mátyás Seiber (1905–1960)
Marguerite, elle est malade

Maurice Ravel (1875–1937)
Chanson des cueilleuses de lentisques, M. A. 9, št. 4
(traditional, arr. Michel Dimitri Calvocoressi)

Mátyás Seiber (1905–1960)
J’ai descendu

Benjamin Godard (1849–1895)
Amour fatal
(Prosper Blanchemain)

Amour, amour
(Victor Hugo)

Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683–1764)
Rossignols amoureux
(Simon–Joseph Pellegrin)

Camille Saint-Saëns (1835–1921)
Le rossignol et la rose

Reynaldo Hahn (1874–1947)
Le rossignol des lilas
(Léopold Dauphin)

The programme will serve with musical pieces – solos and arias – that are distinguished by a very special sensibility and charm. The two artists put together a particularly gentle, emotionally intense sequence of pastel colors, which, in addition to love motifs, evokes idyllic images of nature, pastoral scenes and the singing of nightingales. Therefore, it is not surprising that in doing so they intervened mainly in the treasures of styles such as romanticism, impressionism and modernism.


Aco Aleksander Bišćević initially studied music pedagogy at the Academy of Music in Ljubljana, and then continued his education by studying singing and harpsichord at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, where he obtained a master’s degree in singing in the class of Breda Zakotnik and KS Elisabeth Wilke in 2014. He attended master classes under the guidance of renowned experts such as James Taylor, KS Angelika Kirschlager, Bernarda Fink, Thomas Moser, KS Christa Ludwig, Helmut Deutsch and others. He was the conductor of the chamber choir Aeternum and for his artistic achievements with this choir he also received the student Prešeren award. He trained as a conductor with Gunnar Ericsson, Andreas Eby and Ragnar Rasmussen. He sang in the World Youth Choir, in the Bach Choir in Salzburg and the Arnold Schönberg Choir under the direction of Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Claudio Abbado. He made his debut on the opera stage in 2009 at the Mozarteum in the role of Triquet in Tchaikovsky’s Yevgeny Onegin. This was followed by the roles of Amor (J. J. Fux, Orpheus and Eurydice), Acis (Händel, Acis and Galatea), Mercury (Rameau, Castor and Pollux), Truffaldine (Busoni, Turandot), Ozia (Mozart, Bethulia Liberated) Ariste and Pluto (Offenbach , Orpheus in Hell), Prince Ramiro (Rossini, Cinderella), Orpheus (Gluck, Orpheus and Eurydice), Drunken Commander (Zimmerman, Soldiers). As a singer, pianist and harpsichordist, he performed on concert and theater stages in Europe (Germany, Austria, Slovenia, Italy, Serbia, Hungary, Denmark, Netherlands). Recently, he has collaborated with world-renowned musicians such as Irena Grafenauer, Mate Bekavac, Davide Lattuada and Joanna Kamenarska. He is one of the few interpreters who accompanies himself on the piano, thereby reviving historical performance practice.


Alberto Pagani is a young Italian contemporary dancer who began his ballet studies in Siena in 2012 after having studied martial arts for several years. He first studied contemporary dance in Rome, then in Salzburg, where he completed his studies at the contemporary dance academy SEAD (Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance). From 2017 onwards, he performed in several productions of the gala games in Salzburg and danced alongside Cecilia Bartola, Luca Salsa, Francesco Mela, Lawrence Zazzo and actors such as Tobias Moretti, Edith Clever, Peter Lohmeyer. He participated in productions directed by Robert Carsen, Robert Wilson, Michael Sturminger, Shirin Neshat and under conductors such as Riccardo Muti, Marc Minkowski and Gianluca Capuano. In recent years, he has also collaborated with established choreographers of contemporary dance art: Hillel Kogan, Paul Blackman, Christine Gouzelis, Michikazu Matsune.

Ticket price: 12,00 EUR
Ticket price for highschool students, students and retirees: 8,00 EUR
Free admission for unemployed.
Purchase of tickets: one hour before the concert at the venue.

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