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Il Pomo d'OroAnn Hallenberg mezzo-soprano – Zefira Valova artistic director

Programme

Soffre talor del vento (Catone in Utica) Leo Leonardo
Mi par sentir la bella (Gianguir) Geminiano Giacomelli
Concerto a Quattro No 2 Baldassare Galuppi
Ombra cara, ombra adorate (Catone in Utica) Leo Leonardo
Nave altera che in mezzo all’ onde (L'abbandono di Armida) Leonardo Vinci
Scherza in mar la navicella (Adelaide) Giuseppe Maria Orlandini
Concerto "Grosso Mogul", RV 208 Antonio Vivaldi
Bel piacer saria d’un core (Semiramide riconosciuta) Nicola Porpora
Non sempre invendicata (Adelaide) Giuseppe Maria Orlandini


The Carnival of Venice in 1729 was quite unlike any other. Over a period of two months, opera houses engaged in a frenzied competition, booking the most famous singers of the day, including the legendary castrato Farinelli. Composers such as Nicolò Porpora, Leonardo Leo or Tomaso Albinoni competed with each other to create inventive, sublime and virtuoso compositions as a tribute to their voices. Three centuries later, the mezzo-soprano Ann Hallenberg and the il pomo d’oro ensemble with its conductor Stefano Montanari take you back in time to this historic event, with a collection of vertiginous compositions. Their album Carnevale 1729 won several awards including BBC Magazine’s Recording of the Month, Gramophone Editor’s Choice, the Sunday Times’s Album of the Week… It’s going to be a very special programme!

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