Victor Sicard Genere umano
Christopher Lowrey Morte eterna
Raphaël Hardmeyer Odio infernale
Alejandro Meerapfel Dio Padre
Mariana Flores Amore divino
Fabio Trümpy Merito di Christo
Chœur de Chambre de Namur
Leonardo García Alarcón Conductor
The most important composer of the Habsburg court in Vienna, and one of the most productive in the 17th century, Antonio Draghi (1635-1700) is a little-known figure whose work remains overwhelmingly unpublished. After the successful rediscovery of one of his operas, El Prometeo, in 2018 at the Dijon Opera, Leonardo García Alarcón continues to explore the work of this musician, this time taking on an oratorio: Il dono della Vita eterna.
This sepolcro - a typically Viennese oratorio performed on Good Friday - depicts the battle between the forces of Heaven and Earth for the salvation of humanity, through a gallery of allegorical characters: Adam's Sin, Infernal Hatred, Divine Love, Eternal Life, etc. Draghi's sublime score is put at the service of the sacred drama: drama is magnified by the text as much as by the music, for an exciting rediscovery of which Leonardo García Alarcón has the secret!
Cappella Mediterranea is supported by the Ministry of Culture - DRAC Auvergne Rhône Alpes, the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region, the City of Geneva, a Swiss family foundation, a Geneva private foundation, and by its Circle of Friends and its Circle of Entrepreneurs with Diot-Siaci, Chatillon Architects, Synapsys, Quinten and 400 Partners
Madame Aline Foriel-Destezet is the principal patron of Cappella Mediterranea.
The ensemble is a member of the Fevis (Federation of Specialised Vocal and Instrumental Ensembles) and the CNM (National Music Centre).
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