Filharmonia Bałtycka
Gitara: Barbora Kubíková
Dyrygent: Mario De Rose
Sopran: Sybilia Elsing

Orkiestra Symfoniczna Polskiej Filharmonii Bałtyckiej
IX Koncert Charytatywny z serii "Muzyka Czyni Cuda"
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José Cura
27 października 2023

After studying composition and conducting in his home town, Rosario, José Cura moved to Buenos Aires in 1984 to hone his skills. To gain insights into stage life, he worked in one of the professional choirs at the Teatro Colón from 1984 to 1988, where his voice developed into the distinctive bold and bright tenor with tints of dark baritone that led him to international fame.

In 1999, José Cura resumed his conducting career, working with top orchestras like the London Philharmonia, the London Symphony, the Vienna Philharmonic, Sinfonia Varsovia, the Toscanini Orchestra, and the Hungarian Philharmonic, among others, performing operatic and symphonic works, thrilling audiences with his performances both in the pit and on stage.

2007 saw the world-premiere of La Commedia è finita: the creative re-imagining of Pagliacci coupled with dance and mime, designed and directed by José Cura, marked the beginning of his career as a stage director and designer. In 2010 he set designed, directed and starred in Saint-Saëns’ Samson et Dalila at the Badisches Staatstheater, crafting an innovative, modern take on the classic . The production is available on DVD. The unanimous plaudits of the audience and critics for his La Rondine at the Opéra de Nancy and Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci at the Opéra Royal de Wallonie, both in 2012, sealed his stature as a director of distinction. In 2013, his production of Otello at the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires was selected as one of the most successful productions of the year by international voting. His show “A Scandinavian bohème” (2015), a new production of Puccini’s La Boheme for the Royal Swedish Opera, was considered by the press and public to as being one of the most successful productions ever to have been presented at the prestigious opera house. In Autumn 2016, his production of Turandot at the Opéra Royal de Wallonie, received enormous acclaim. In 2017, his co-production of Peter Grimes in Bonn and Montecarlo, in which he also debuted the title role, was labeled as “… A masterful evening”. Lately, in 2018, his new production of Nabucco for the Prague State Opera was claimed to be “… A brilliant and thoughtful and integrated fusion of sets, lighting and costumes.”, and his new production of Fanciulla del West was premiered to great acclaim at Tallinn’s opera house.

2014 was marked by José Cura’s return to his activity as a composer: in November, the South Bohemian Opera premiered his Stabat Mater, written in 1989 and in Easter 2015, after his return as Don José at La Scala, the world premiere of his Magnificat, written in 1988, took place at the Teatro Massimo di Catania.

From 2015 to 2018, Maestro Cura was appointed “Artist in Residence” of the Prague Symphony Orchestra. As part of his commitments with the prestigious Czech ensemble. There he conducted the world premiere of his triptych Ecce Homo, in March 2017 and in September 2017, the world premiere of Modus (the Kyrie of his Requiem Mass) as well as the symphonic version of Ariel Ramirez’s famous Misa Criolla and Navidad Nuestra, commissioned by Ramirez himself.

In February 2019, Maestro Cura was appointed the first “Principal Guest Artist” —singer, composer and conductor— in the history of the Hungarian Radio Art Groups. Together with the Hungarian institution, he recently recorded the oratorio Ecce Homo, and on January 29th 2020, he conducted the world premiere of his Montezuma and the Red Priest “opera buffa ma non troppo”, at the Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest.

The hiatus in his stage work that followed —imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic— gave José Cura the time to complete two pending composing projects: a Te Deum and a guitar concerto. His Te Deum, drafted in 2019 and orchestrated in 2020, was successfully premiered with the London Philharmonia and the Bucharest Radio choirs in September 2021 during the Enescu festival, and his Concierto para un Resurgir, for guitar and orchestra, was premiered in September 2021, in Saarbrücken, together with his Symphonic Suite based on his opera Montezuma and the Red Priest.

José Cura’s Requiem Mass, Requiem æternam, for triple choir, soloists and orchestra, has been successfully premiered in Budapest the 9th of May 2022, with the MTVA art groups and the Hungarian National choir.

In 2015, José Cura was honored by the Argentinean Senate, with the Domingo Faustino Sarmiento Prize for his achievements in education and culture and in 2017 he was entitled Professor Honoris Causa of the National University of Rosario, Argentina, where he followed his composer studies in the decade of 1980.
José Cura
Barbora Kubíková (born 18 May 1998 in České Budějovice, Czech Republic) is one of the most talented guitarists of her generation. She started to play the classical guitar at the age of six, led first by Zlata Paulová and then by Pavel Steffal. In 2019, she graduated from Patrick Vacík’s class of the Conservatory České Budějovice. Since then, she has continued her studies at Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt in Weimar, Germany, in the class of maestro Ricardo Gallén, and privately with the worldfamous Argentinian singer and maestro, José Cura, himself an ex-guitarist. 
Barbora Kubíková
She is the winner of several national and international competitions: Concertino Praga 2013 (CZ), Zruč nad Sázavou 2009 (CZ), Praguitarra Clásica 2010 (CZ), competition of Czech Education Ministry 2011, Guitartalent Brno 2011 and 2012 (CZ), Karl Ditters z Dittersdorfu a hudební klasicismus 2016 (CZ), Anna Amalia 2015 (Weimar, DE), Enrico Mercatali 2015 (Gorizia, IT); and has also earned important awards (EMCY Prize 2013 for outstanding and unique musical performance). In 2018, she was awarded the second prize in the competition “Play with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra”. As a soloist, she has performed with many of Czech leading orchestras (Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra SOČR, South Czech Philharmonic, Orchestra of South Bohemian Theatre, West Bohemian Symphony Orchestra, North Czech Philharmonic). 

She has also performed several times in the most prestigious Prague concert halls: Dvořák Hall of the Rudolfinum and at the Smetana Hall of the Municipal House. In 2015, she played her recital in Chengdu, China. Since 2017, Barbora has been cooperating with José Cura with whom she has performed with Prague Symphony Orchestra, Dresdner Kapellsolisten, Würth Philharmoniker, Musikkollegium Winterthur, Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra. In January 2019, she made her Spanish solo debut in Lérida, performing Joaquín Rodrigo’s “Concierto de Aranjuez”, under the baton of maestro José Cura and accompanied by the Orquestra Simfònica Julià Carbonell de les Terres de Lleida. In September 2021 she had her recital and gave lessons during the International Guitar Festival in Arroyo de la Luz in Spain. Also in September 2021 she performed the world premiere of the new guitar concerto „Concierto para un Resurgir“ composed by Maestro José Cura, in Saarbrücken, accompanied by the Saarländisches Staatsorchester. In April 2022 she made her debut in USA, in Bloomington (Indiana), during the 11th Indiana Guitar Festival and Competition.
Born in Buenos Aires (Argentina), with Italian Nationality he got his Degree in Composition from the Argentinean Catholic University’s School of Music. Mario De Rose wrote many works that were premiered by Argentina’s leading orchestras, chamber ensembles and soloists. He composed more than 60 pieces. After conducting in the most important theaters of Argentina, he traveled to Europe. Since 2003 she lives in Vienna.
Mario De Rose
He has conducted opera and concert in the main theaters of Europe, China and Korea. Among them are the theaters of Wiesbaden and Hannover in Germany, Comunale di Bologna in Italy, Tenerife and Santander in Spain, Nancy in France, among others. Since 2005 he works with the famous artist Jose Cura, with whom he has made numerous opera productions and concerts. Between 2011 and 2021 was General Music Director at the Southbohemian Theater in Czech Republic. In 2022 he conducted the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra in a tribute to Jose Cura, carried out by that institution. In March 2023 he conducted the opera Tosca, by Puccini, in Malta, with the direction by José Cura.