August 2007

#07-36 (08/27/07)

L’Impermesta, Part II [repeat of #07-10]

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

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#07-35 (08/20/07)

L’Ipermestra, Part I [repeat of #07-09]

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.

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#07-34 (08/13/07)

La Vita humana [repeat of #07-08]

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.

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#07-33 (08/06/07)

Giovanni Gabrieli (1554/7-1615) [repeat of #07-07]

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.

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