Philippe Jaroussky Countertenor
Le Concert de la Loge
Julien Chauvin Violin and Conductor
Johann Adolf Hasse (1699-1783)
Accompanied recitative « Ma che vi fece oh stelle »
« Sperai vicino il lido »
« Misero pargoletto »
Leonardo Leo (1694-1744)
Catone in Utica: Overture
Michelangelo Valentini (1720-1768)
La Clemenza di Tito: Aria « Se mai senti spirarti sul volto »
Tommaso Traetta (1727-1779)
Accompanied recitative « Dove son che m’avenne ? »
« Gemo in un punto e fremo »
Andrea Bernasconi (1706-1784)
L'Olimpiade: "Siam navi all'onde algenti"
Giovanni Battista Ferrandini (1709-1791)
Gelido in ogni vena
George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
Johann Christian Bach (1735-1782)
Artaserse: « Per quel paterno amplesso »
Niccolo Jommelli (1714-1774)
Artaserse : « Fran cento affanni »
When it comes to opera seria from the 18th century, the genius of Handel or Vivaldi relegates other composers to the background, their work barely emerging from behind their colossal shadow. In the case of Johann Adolf Hasse, this oversight is quite simply scandalous, as the German musician mastered the language of Italian opera with just as much virtuosity as Handel. Acclaimed throughout his life, he married Faustina Bordoni, one of the greatest singers of the time and was himself a singer, unveiling a superb vocal composition, at once virtuosic and sensitive, earning him the faithful friendship of Farinelli. But other composers also deserve such attention, such as the Venetian Giovanni Battista Ferrandini, employed by the Court of Bavaria, who left behind several high quality operas. Leopold Mozart was sufficiently impressed by Hasse and Ferrandini as to present his young son, Wolfgang Amadeus, to them for their advice.
Philippe Jaroussky has never tired of demonstrating his love for these great composers, who led the transition between baroque and classicism, championing them with his unique vocal talent and intelligence. This time, he has brought some old friends along for the adventure, Julien Chauvin and Le Concert de la Loge, who share his passion for this period of exciting innovation.
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DOGE CATEGORY : Best seats, a free programme, an invitation to the cocktail reception (opening 45 min before the show) and unlimited champagne.
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