The House of the Blackheads, Pikk 26, Tallinn, Harjumaa, 10133, Estonia
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5th Feruary at 7 p.m
The House of the Blackheads
Pille Lill (soprano)
Sofia Mazar (piano, Israel)
Programme: Tchaikovsky, Strauss, Verdi, Rachmaninov etc 
Tickets 15€/7€ via Piletilevi and at the door



Richard Strauss (1864-1949)
– “Cäcilie”
– “Morgen!” / “Homme!” / “Tomorrow!”
– “Zueignung” / “Pühendus” / ”Dedication”
– “Allerseelen” / “Hingedepäev” / “All souls´ day”
– “Ich trage meine Minne” / ”Ma kannan endas armastust” / “I carry the love in me”

Eduard Tubin (1905-1982)
– “Igatsus” / „Yearning“
– “Sügise päikene” / „Autumn Sun“

Sergei Rahmaninov (1873-1943)
– „Весенние воды“ / „Kevadised veed“ / „Spring waters“
– “Дитя! Как цветок ты прекрасна” / “Kui lilleke nurmel” / “My child, your beauty is like a flower”
– „Сирень“ / „Sirel“ / „A Lilac“
– „У моего окна“ / „Minu akna juures“ / “Before My Window”

Pjotr Tšaikovski (1840-1893)
– “Забыть так скоро“ / „Unustada nii kiiresti“ / „Forget so soon“
– “День ли царит“ / „Kas päev kestab“ / „Does the day reign?”

Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990)
– muusikalist “West side story“ / ”West Side’i lugu”
– Tüdruku laul “Somewhere” / “Kusagil”
– Maria laul “I feel pretty” / “Ma tunnen end ilusana”

Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)
– Elvira aaria / Aria of Elvira “Ernani, Ernani involami!” /Ernani, Ernani, save me” ooperist / from the opera



is a renowned opera singer and a cultural activist, who started her journey as a musician with piano studies at Pärnu Children’s Music School. She has graduated the Estonian Academy of Music and Theater (EAMT) with two specialties – music pedagogy (Prof. A. Vahter) and opera singing (assistant lecturer R. Gurjey). She continued her studies at the master’s level of the London Guildhall School of Music and Drama (Prof. J. Peters) and defended her master’s degree at the Helsinki Sibelius Academy (Prof. L. Linko-Malmiö). During 2004–2011 she furthered her skills at the doctorate level of EAMT (Prof. Jaakko Ryhänen) and in 2005-2006 at the University of Music Karlsruhe in the German lied class (professors Mitsuko Shirai and Hartmut Höll). In addition, she has taken part of the masterclasses of several world-famous musicians (E. Söderström, I. Gage, E. Kirkby, M. Sillem, W. Vernocchi, G. Hinz etc.). P. Lill has performed as an opera, oratorio and chamber music singer in numerous countries. She has sang lead roles in nearly 30 operas: Mozart (Countess, Marriage of Figaro; Donna Anna, Don Giovanni; Pamina, Magic Flute); Puccini (Mimi, La Bohéme; Cio-cio san, Madama Butterfly; Tosca, Tosca); Verdi (Elisabeth, Don Carlos; Desdemona, Othello; Violetta, Traviata; Elvira, Ernani; Amelia, Un ballo in Maschera; Lady Macbeth, Macbeth; Aida, Aida); Weber – Agathe, Der Freischütz; Wagner – Venus, Tannhäuser; Tchaikovsky – Liza, The Queen of Spades; Mascagni – Santuzza, Cavalleria Rusticana; Tubin – Barbara, Barbara von Tisenhusen, Prokofjev – Fata Morgana, The Love for Three Oranges etc. Her repertory includes a number of soprano parts from grand musical pieces (Mahler – 4. and 8. Symphony; Dvorák, Mozart, Brahms and Verdi – Requiem; Beethoven – 9. Symphony; Tobias – Des Jona Sendung; Shostakovich – 14. Symphony; Sibelius – Kullervo etc.). She has premiered works by many contemporary composers (Sumera, Põldmäe, Kaumann, Pertmann, Pozdejev, Andersson, Reinvere etc.) and cooperated with distinguished conductors (G. Rozhdestvensky, C. F. Cillario, N. Järvi, E. Klas, C. M. Prieto, N. Aleksejev, J. Storgårds, G. Rinkevičius, A. Volmer, M. Kütson, J.Alperten, O. Elts, A. Mustonen, A. Tali, P. Mägi, L. Sirp, R. Joost etc). Her voice is captured on numerous recordings for Estonian Public Broadcasting and on many CD-s – R. Tobias, Des Jona Sendung (con. N. Järvi/Grammofon AB BIS 1995; DVD, VAI 2009); M. Sink, Christmas Songs (PLMF 2006); L. Sumera, To Reach Yesterday (Megadisc 2005); A. Kapp, Organ and Chamber Music (Eres 2000); J. Torrim, Organ Music/Orgelwerke (Antes 1997). P. Lill has been awarded with the Big Dipper Award for Best Female Singer (1996) and she has been a laureate of the Georg Ots prize (2002), a grantee of the Wagner Society Scholarship (1998) and the 3rd class honoree of the Order of Bishop Platon (2005). She has been rewarded with the UNICEF Bluebird Award (2009), the Music Endowments’ Annual Award of the Estonian Cultural Endowment (2014), the 4th class Order of the White Star (2016) and the Esther of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Estonia (2017). From 1997 to 2003 P. Lill was a vocal teacher in the Voice Department of EAMT (assistant professor since 2003), instructed master’s level students in the German lied class (2007-2013) and was the director of the opera studio (2004-2005). She has given master classes in different countries (Estonia, Germany, Finland, Russia, Belarus, Latvia). She has been a part of the jury of the National Vocal Contest (2009, 2013, 2017), St. Petersburg Chopin (2015) and Rachmaninov (2016) International Competition for singers. From 2003-2009 she was a board member of the Association of Estonian Professional Musicians and she is a board member of the Estonian Chamber of Culture and the Finnish-Estonian Culture Fund. In 2003 she founded PLMF Music Trust and she is the creator and leader of PLMF Academia Nova hobby school since 2017.



is the co-founder and artistic director of JIOM (Jerusalem International Opera Master-Class), a vocal coach and a pianist. Dr. Sofia Mazar is one of the leading figures in the field of Italian and Russian Opera in Israel. She is an assistant professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where she was granted the Europe Forum’s award for researching Italian Opera of Ottocento. Sofia is a vocal coach at the Music & Dance Academy in Jerusalem (since 1997) and at the New Israeli Opera. Dr. Mazar has participated in the Israeli Festival and played with the Haifa Symphony Orchestra and the Israel Sinfonietta Beer Sheva. She has also initiated many music festivalsand masterclasses, and performed regularly in recitals in Italy, Israel, Russia, Belgium as well as Moscow International House of Music, Turin University, Brüssel Museum, Ramat Gan Theater etc.



February 5, 2018
7€ – 15€
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