Il Pomo d’Oro

15.08.2018

18:00

Old Academy Building

Rothoviuksenkatu 1

Turku

53 | 51 | 30 €

Baroque opera at the Old Academy Building

Francesca Aspromonte, soprano
Enrico Onofri, conductor
Il pomo d’oro

Claudio Monteverdi (1567–1643)
Orfeo: Toccata & Prologo
La Musica: “Dal mio Permesso amato”

Giulio Caccini (1551–1618)
L’Euridice: Prologo
La Tragedia: “Io, che d’alti sospir”

Francesco Cavalli (1602–1676)
Didone: Sinfonia & Prologo
Iride: “Caduta è Troia”

Francesco Cavalli
Eritrea: Prologo
Iride: “Ne le grotte arimaspe”

Luigi Rossi (1597–1653)
Il Palazzo di Atlante: Prologo
La Pittura: “Vaghi rivi”

Dario Castello (1640 ca.)
XVI Sonata a quattro for strings

Benedetto Ferrari (1597–1681)
Amanti, io vi so direciaccona for voice and strings

— interval —

Antonio Cesti (1623–1669)
Il pomo d’oro: Sinfonia & Prologo
La Gloria Austriaca: “Amore et Himeneo”

Alessandro Stradella (1639–1682)
Symphony in A minor for two violins and basso continuo

Alessandro Stradella
La pace incatenata, prologo per musica
La Pace: “Con meste luci”

Alessandro Scarlatti (1660–1725)
La Rosaura: Sinfonia & Prologo
Venere: “Cessate o fulmini!”

The earliest operas contained prologues instead of ouvertures. In them, allegorical or mythological figures prepared the audience for the force and the passion of the events to come. In the earliest operas, the prologues were often very short, but they quickly became small operas in themselves and for the composer a stage from which he could reflect upon his own art. No finer example exists than the prologue to Claudio Monteverdi’s l’Orfeo, where Music itself sings and leads the audience into the ensuing drama. This program presents the most beautiful opera prologues of the 17th century opera by composers such as Monteverdi, Scarlatti, Caccini and Cesti, chosen by conductor Enrico Onofri and soprano Francesca Aspromonte.

Il pomo d’oro, a baroque music ensemble from beautiful Venice, is a regular guest prestigious concert halls and theatres, such as the Théâtre Royal in Versailles, Wigmore Hall, Theater an der Wien, Théâtre des Champs Elysées, Hamburg Elbphilharmonie and this is their second visit to the Turku Music Festival.

2 h, 1 interval