Il Pomo d'Oro
20 Oct 2018 19:00

Il Pomo d'Oro

Conductor: Maxime Emelyanychev

Soloists:
Franco Fagioli, Serse
Vivica Genaux, Arsamene
Inga Kalna, Romilda
Francesca Aspromonte, Atalanta
Andreas Wolf, Ariodate
Delphine Galou, Amastre
Biagio Pizzuti, Elviro

Programme: George F. Handel, Serse, opera in three acts, HWV 40, concert rendition 
 

 

Il Pomo d'Oro (2012) is a rising star in the world of historical performance. The ensemble has gained renown for its authentic and dynamic interpretations of operas and instrumental works from the Baroque and Classical periods. All well-known specialists, ensemble members are distinguished figures in the field of historical performance practice, enchanting the audiences with stylistic consistency, finesse, virtuosity and total artistic dedication. Since 2016, the ensemble’s Chief Conductor has been Maxim Emelyanychev (1988). Award-winner of numerous international competitions, Emelyanychev is hailed for his charismatic and compelling stage presence and technical prowess. 
The ensemble is touring with a concert staging of Handel’s opera Serse. Paying a return visit to Ljubljana, countertenor virtuoso Franco Fagioli will sing the title role. Fagioli possesses the prerequisite combination of technical agility, musicality, tonal variety and vocal range required to triumph in works that leave many other countertenors perplexed. He will share the stage with a charismatic mezzosoprano, Vivica Genaux, proficient interpreter of the Baroque repertoire, Inga Kalna; promising soprano Francesca Aspromonte; outstanding interpreter of period repertoire, Andreas Wolf; contralto with a warm timbre, Delphine Galou, and baritone Biagio Pizzuti, who will record his featured role for a Deutsche Grammophone release.

 

With a view to enhancing the acoustic experience, the concert will be held on the proscenium, in front of the safety curtain. The performance’s running time is 3 hours 20 mins, including an interval. Beginning at 19.00 and concluding at approx. 22.20.

Violating the decorum by mixing the genres of opera seria and opera buffa, Serse’s first production was a complete failure. Today, Serse is Handel’s most popular opera with modern audiences. 

Il Pomo d'Oro

20 Oct 2018 19:00
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Kratka vsebina opere
Kserks prekine zaroko s princeso Amastris, da bi dobil Romildo. Ta je zaljubljena v njegovega brata Arsamena, s katerim pa ima svoje namere tudi Romildina sestra Atalanta, ki skuje načrt, s katerim bo ločila zaljubljenca in spravila sestro v kraljev objem. Za trenutek se zdi, da ji je uspelo, a je njena prevara razkrita. Ko Kserks spozna, da sta se Romilda in Arsamen na skrivaj poročila, zaukaže bratu ubiti svojo mlado nevesto. Pristopi vojak in se ponudi, da izvede usmrtitev, a nato razkrije svojo pravo identiteto – v vojaka se je preoblekla Amastris. Kralja preplavi globoko obžalovanje in od princese zahteva, da usmrti njega. Ona odkloni in namesto tega se naposled poročita.

Zaradi ustreznejše zvočne podobe bo koncert pred železno zaveso, na polni odrski postavitvi. 

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