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21 mar 2021

Nabucco by Michelangelo Falvetti

domenica

with "Cappella Mediterranea" dir. L. G. Alarcon

Cappella Mediterranea Chœur des Chaldéens : Chœur de chambre de Namur

Leonardo García Alarcón – direction Ariel Rychter – organ & direction assistant

In the last five years, few works have created such emotion in the  public as the rediscovery of Michelangelo Falvetti’s Diluvio Universale  (1642-1692). The incredible beauty of the music of this unfairly  forgotten composer has touched all those who heard it.

Encouraged by this success, the brilliant conductor Leonardo García  Alarcón decided to create another previously unseen work composed in  1683 by Michelangelo Falvetti for the Messina cathedral: Nabucco.  Heralding Giuseppe Verdi’s first masterpiece written 130 years later,  Falvetti’s Nabucco is halfway between a historical oratorio and a drama  per musica. One of its great figures is the King of Babylon,  Nebuchadnezzar who invades Babylon and deports its population. One could  read this Nabucco as a political tool of the Sicilians’ resistance to  Spanish oppression.

Falvetti’s rich and moving music in Diluvio Universale is constantly  equaled and even surpassed in Nabucco. The introduction, which evokes  the river Euphrates’ course, takes the listener into a musical  experience, where rich baroque instruments (harp, theorbo) are heard  alongside the oriental sounds of the ney and the kaval (oblique flutes),  of the duduk (a double reed instrument like the oboe) and Iranian  percussions. The magnificent seven voices chorales are one of the  examples of this technical and harmonic complexity, which can submerge  the listener. Leonardo García Alarcón’s engagement enables the voices to  deploy fully, the people of Israel’s vengeful chorales thunder, while  soloists’ complaints worthy of Monteverdi move to tears … As in Elena by  Cavalli revealed last year and shown at the Aix-en-Provence Festival  and then in Versailles with exceptional success, Leonardo García  Alarcón’s talent and the complete engagement of his interpreters  (intense choir and dazzling soloists), masterfully serve the rich and  contrasted, subtle and sensuous score of Nabucco, which revives this  drama as a true sacred opera!

25 mag 2021

Caino o il primo omicidio

martedì

with "Ensemble Artaserse" dir. Philippe Jaroussky


24 mag 2021

Caino o il primo omicidio

lunedì

with "Ensemble Artaserse" dir. Philippe Jaroussky


2 apr 2021

Stabat Mater G. B. Pergolesi

venerdì

with "Orchestra Barocca di Versailles" dir. Marie van Rhijn


2 mag 2021

Bajazet by A. Vivaldi

domenica

with "Irish National Opera" dir. Peter Whelan

1 mag 2021

Bajazet by A. Vivaldi

sabato

with "Irish National Opera" dir. Peter Whelan

29 apr 2021

Bajazet by A. Vivaldi

giovedì

with "Irish National Opera" dir. Peter Whelan

27 apr 2021

Bajazet by A. Vivaldi

martedì

with "Irish National Opera" dir. Peter Whelan

24 apr 2021

Bajazet by A. Vivaldi

sabato

with "Irish National Opera" dir. Peter Whelan

22 apr 2021

Bajazet by A. Vivaldi

giovedì

with "Irish National Opera" dir. Peter Whelan

20 apr 2021

Bajazet by A. Vivaldi

martedì

with "Irish National Opera" dir. Peter Whelan

17 apr 2021

Bajazet by A. Vivaldi

sabato

with "Irish National Opera" dir. Peter Whelan