February 2007

#07-10 (02/26/07)

L’Ipermestra, Part II

We continue with the reconsctruction of Cavalli's unique opera with solosts and the ensemble La Sfera Armoniosa.

Composer: Franceso Cavalli (1602-1767), Giovanni Andrea Moniglia (1624-1700)

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#07-09 (02/19/07)

Spotlight on the Netherlands: Cavalli’s L’Ipermestra, Part I

After Monteverdi's death in 1543, Francesco Cavalli was recognized, in the words of the librettist and commissioning patron, as "the Greatest Composer in Italy." This week and next we'll hear the great reconstruction of the opera commissioned by Cardinal Giancarlo de Medici for the long-awaited birth of the Spanish Hapsburgs' prince and heir to the throne.

Composer: Franceso Cavalli (1602-1767), Giovanni Andrea Moniglia (1624-1700)

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#07-08 (02/12/07)

Spotlight on the Netherlands: Marco Marazzoli–La Vita Humana

One of the two massive reconstructions for the Festival was the operatic oratorio by Marco Marazzoli written for Queen Christina of Sweden, after her stunning conversion to Catholicism; we'll hear a performance by the ensemble Le Poeme Harmonique.

Composer: Marco Marazzoli (c.1602/5-1662),

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#07-07 (02/05/06)

Spotlight on the Netherlands: Giovanni Gabrieli

Another "big sound" concert as La Fenice joins the Chamber Choir of Namur in a recreation of the massive services at San Marco created for feast days by the great Gabrieli.

Composer: Giovanni Gabrieli (c.1555/7-1615)

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