When you Pergolesi is mentioned, two things invariably come to mind: the tragic fate of this supremely talented composer, who died at the age of 26, and his most famous work completed shortly before his death, the Stabat Mater. This masterpiece of Baroque music depicts, with extreme sensitivity, the pain of a mother (the Virgin) mourning the death of her son (Christ). The composer weaves a graceful thread between two solo voices, alternating penetrating dissonances with reassuring consonances. The beauty of the score is complemented by Cecilia Bartoli’s intelligence and unrivalled technical skills, as well as the refined tone and delicate expression of countertenor Carlo Vistoli.
Cecilia Bartoli's concert sold out quickly. Bozar is therefore pleased to be able to offer a second concert on 1 December at 6 pm. We would like to thank Cecilia Bartoli and Les Musiciens du Prince for being prepared to perform twice in one evening, so that a large part of the Brussels public can enjoy this concert. To allow the musicians to catch their breath, the second concert will be moved from 8 pm to 8.30 pm. Both concerts have a duration of 75 minutes.