Philippe Jaroussky Concert
27 October 2013
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Introduction


A voice from another age

Philippe Jaroussky, the great French countertenor returns to the Liceu for the second time after its debut 2011-12 season, this time accompanied by the Venice Baroque Orchestra with Andrea Marcon as conductor.

In this unique concert works by mid-eighteenth century, most of Porpora, the great operas that competed successfully with Händel.

Philippe Jaroussky with his wonderful voice and the ease with coloratura, has become the fashion of the moment countertenor.

«A countertenor voice – says Jaroussky – leaves no one indifferent. It may startle or move, but it invariably touches our sensibility. A countertenor is not an exceptional being; voice register and technique are what really matters.»


Program

Nicola Porpora: excerpts from Il Germanico, Arianna, Semiramide riconosciuta, Ifigenia in Aulide, Semiramide d’Assiria and Polifemo.
Leonardo Leo: Excerpts from L’Olimpiade.
Domenico Cimarosa: La tempesta.

Philippe JarousskyContratenor

Venice Baroque Orchestra

Conductor
Andrea Marcon

 

I

Nicola Porpora (1686-1768)                    

Obertura de Germanico in Germania (1732) [Allegro - Adagio - Allegro] 
«Mira in cielo», ària d’Arianna in Nasso (1733)
«Si pietoso il tuo labbro», ària de Semiramide riconosciuta (1729) 

Leonardo Leo (1694-1744)                      

Obertura de L’Olimpiade (1737) [Con spirito - Adante - Allegro assai]      

Nicola Porpora                                      

«Nel già bramoso petto», ària d’Ifigenia in Aulide (1735) 
«Come nave in ria tempesta», ària de Semiramide regina dell’Assiria (1724)  

                                                                 

 II                                                    

Giuseppe Sarti (1729-1802)

«La tempesta» [in tempo di ciaccona], d’Armida e Rinaldo (1786) 

Nicola Porpora                                      

«Dall’amor più sventurato», ària d’Orfeo (pasticcio, 1736)
«Le limpid’onde», ària d’Ifigenia in Aulide (1735)        

Francesco Geminiani (1687–1762)         

Concerto grosso en Re menor, «la Folia» (1726-27) 
(basat en A. Corelli, op. 5, núm 12)
[Adagio - Allegro - Adagio - Vivace - Allegro - Adagio - Allegro - Adagio - Allegro - Adagio - Allegro]

Nicola Porpora                                      

«Alto Giove», ària de Polifemo (1735)
«Nell’attendere il mio bene», ària de Polifemo (1735)

October 2013
Sunday 27 17:00 -

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