Cyprus: John Karayiannis to perform at Pop Meets Opera

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The 2015 Cypriot Eurovision representative is all set to conquer the hearts of both the Austrian and internationl audience when he will take the Eurovision stage in Vienna. Apart from his Eurovision performance the public will be able to see him perform at Vienna’s State Opera on Sunday 17 May at the Pop Meets Opera.

Pop Meets Opera will be a special show that will be held at the Wiener StaatsOpera in Vienna and has grand line up of internationally acclaimed artists and many of the 2015 Eurovision participants. Placido Domingo, Juan Diego Flores, Conchita Wurst (2014 Austrian Eurovision winner), Boggie (Hungary 2015), Molly Sterling (Ireland 2015), Morland and Debrah Scarlett (Norway 2015), Nina Sublatti (Georgia 2015).

The Eurovision hopefuls from Hungary, Georgia, Cyprus, Ireland and Norway will be treating the audience with their respective Eurovision entries at the concert. John Karayiannis will be not be on stage alone, he will be joined by Ioanna Avraam when he graces the stage with his Eurovision entry One thing I should have done!

The show will be presented by Barbara Reit. You can purchase tickets for the show here.

Pop Meets Opera!

As Vienna is getting geared up and ready to host the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest next May, the city’s State Opera will also be joining in the Eurovision celebrations and will host a special matinee show Pop Meets Opera on Saturday 17 May featuring none other than Placido Domingo and Conchita Wurst, thus Building Bridges between diferrent musical genres and cultures. The show will be held in Vienna’s epic Opera House at 12:00 CET and will be streamed live worldwide. The show will be televised on ORF 3 at 20:15 CET on the same night.

The Queen of Austria aka Conchita Wurst (2014 Eurovision winner) will be joining forces with Spanish world acclaimed tenor Placido Domingo at Vienna’s State Opera on Sunday 17 May where they will perform together.

Placido Domingo and Conchita Wurst will be joined by Vienna’s Philarmonic Orchestra, Vienna State Opera’s Orchestra and  musicians ensemble, and various 2015 Eurovision participating acts.

Eurovision fans and visitors will also be able to view the show for free outside the Opera as the it will be projected on the walls of the square outside the Opera House.


Stage Orchestra of the Wiener Staatsoper
Fanfare for Brass & Percussion by Nebosja Jovan Zivkovic
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Pecoraro & Pecoraro
Aida Garifullina
O mio babbino caro from Gianni Schicchi by Giacomo Puccini
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The Philharmonics
Zauberflötenphantasie by Pablo Sarasate
Nina Sublatti (Georgia)
Dark desire
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Alessio Arduini
 Largo al factotum from Il barbiere di Siviglia by Gioachino Rossini
Molly Sterling (Ireland)
  Build Fireworks Again
Wiener Comedian Harmonists
VeronikaO sole mio
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John Karayiannis, feat. Ioanna Avraam (Cyprus)
One Thing I Should Have Done
Valentina Naforniţă
Art is calling for me
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Mørland & Debrah Scarlett (Norway)
A Monster Like Me
 Juan Diego Flórez
Dein ist mein ganzes Herz
 Boggie (Hungary)
Wars For Nothing
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Plácido Domingo
title tba, with The Philharmonics
Conchita (Austria)
 Rise like a Phoenix
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Juan Diego Flórez, Plácido Domingo
duet – surprise for the audience (not to be printed on the programme    note)
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The Philharmonics
 Hora di Mars
Daniela Fally
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Encore – all artists
Libiamo ne’ lieti calici from La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi

The 2015 Eurovision  Song Contest is scheduled to be held in Vienna on 19, 21 and 23 May at the Wiener Stadthalle.

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