FIFA 2018 World Cup Gala Concert
FIFA World Cup 2018 Gala Concert
Artists: Anna Netrebko, Dmitri Hvorostovsky
Label: Deutsche Grammophon ‎– 004400734546
Country: Europe
Released: 2018-06-14
Genre: Classical
Ranking: 9.3


Bands of brothers striving toward glory, fighting a battle in which there can be only one champion.
While this might sound like the high drama of the opera stage, it also describes one of sports’ biggest events: the FIFA World Cup!
At the Gala Concert, the spectacular worlds of opera and football come together for a musical evening featuring some of the biggest stars of the international stage!

Russia is hosting the 2018 FIFA World Cup, and to open the exciting tournament they have pulled out all the stops.
The great Russian pianist Denis Matsuev has brought together an impressive line-up of classical musicians for the event, including opera stars Plácido Domingo and Juan Diego Flórez (both reportedly big football fans!), Anna Netrebko, Yusif Eivazov, Ildar Abdrazakov, Aida Garifullina, and Albina Shagimuratova.
At their sides Russian maestro Valery Gergiev leads the Mariinsky Orchestra, one of Russia’s most prestigious musical institutions.
The concert continues the tradition of opening sporting events with performances from opera stars, as did Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti, and Jose Carreras at the 1990 Italian World Cup.


01 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat Minor, Op. 23
1. Allegro non troppo e molto maestoso – Allegro con spirito
02 Charles Gounod: Romeo and Juliet
I: "Je veux vivre" (Juliette)
03 Georges Bizet: Carmen
II: "Votre toast... je peux..." - "Toréador, en garde" (Escamillo, Pastia, Zuniga, Carmen, Chorus, Frasquita, Lilas Pastia, Dancaïre)
04 Gaetano Donizetti: La Fille du Régiment
I: "Ah! Mes amis, quel jour de fête!"
05 Gaetano Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor
III: "Il dolce suono"
06 Giacomo Puccini, Tosca
III: "E lucevan le stelle"
07 Giuseppe Verdi: Don Carlo
II, Restate!
08 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Seven Romances, Op. 47
No. 6 Does the day reign
09 Sergei Rachmaninov: Italian Polka for four hands piano in E-flat minor, TN II/21 5:01
10 Mikhail Glinka: Ruslan and Lyudmila
11 Giuseppe Verdi: Rigoletto
I, 2: "È il sol dell'anima" - "Addio... speranza ed anima"
12 Umberto Giordano: Andrea Chénier
III: "Nemico della patria"
13 Jacques Offenbach: Robinson Crusoé
II: Edwige's Waltz "Take Me Away to the One I Adore"
Composed By – Giacomo Puccini
14 III, 1: "Nessun dorma!"
Baritone Vocals – Dmitri Hvorostovsky
15 II, 2: "In questa Reggia"
Soprano Vocals – Anna Netrebko
16 Plácido Domingo: Granada 4:49
17 Ildar Abdrazakov : Ochi Chyornye (Dark Eyes) 4:00
18 Kalinka 11:06