October 26, 2012

DVD/Blu-ray program

1. HENRICO LEONE Acte I, Scene 16 Ballet des Nymphes et des Sylvains : Entree I
2. HENRICO LEONE Acte I, Scene 16 Ballet des Nymphes et des Sylvains : Prelude tres viste
3. TRIONFI DEL FATO Acte III, Scene 9 : Mie fide schiere, all'armi!
4. TASSILONE Acte II, Scene 6 : Piu non v’ascondo
5. I TRIONFI DEL FATO Acte II, Scene 14 duo : Combatton quest'alma
6. NIOBE, REGINA DI TEBE Acte I, Scene 13 : Sfere amiche, or date al labbro
7. NIOBE, REGINA DI TEBE Acte III, Scene 1 : Amami, e vederai
8. STABAT MATER I. Stabat Mater dolorosa
9. HENRICO LEONE Air : Gay
10. LA LIBERTA CONTENTA Acte II, Scene 9 : Svenati, struggiti, combatti, suda
11. LA SUPERBIA D'ALESSANDRO Acte I, Scene 8 : Tra le guerre e le vittorie
12. NIOBE, REGINA DI TEBE Acte I, Scene 13 recitatif : Dell'alma stanca a raddolcir le tempre
13. NIOBE, REGINA DI TEBE Acte II, Scene 10 recitatif et duo : All'impero divino divota … T'abbraccio, mia Diva
14. NIOBE, REGINA DI TEBE Acte I, Scene 23 recitatif et duo : Serena, o mio bel sole … Mia fiamma … Mio ardore
15. TASSILONE Acte V, Scene 5 : Deh non far colle tue lagrime
16. LA SUPERBIA D'ALESSANDRO Acte I, Scene 15 : Non prendo consiglio
17. LA LOTTA D'HERCOLE CON ACHELOO Scene 7 : La cerasta piu terribile
18. NIOBE, REGINA DI TEBE Acte II, Scene 5 recitatif et aria : Ove son? Chi m'aita? In mezzo all'ombre …Dal mio petto, o pianti
19. LA LIBERTA CONTENTA Acte II, Scene 13 : Notte amica al cieco Dio
20. MARCO AURELIO Acte III, Scene 15 : Non si parli che di fede
21. LA SUPERBIA D'ALESSANDRO Acte III, Scene --- : Luci ingrate
22. ALARICO IL BALTHA, CIOE L'AUDACE RE DE' GOTHI Acte II, Scene 14 : Palpitanti sfere belle
23. LA LIBERTA CONTENTA Acte II, Scene 11 : Foschi crepuscoli

Program for Mission concerts a little revised

© Klaus T.


Cecilia triumphed in Leipzig yesterday. Despite the rest of her heavy cold, she and the wonderful I Barocchisti with their energetic leader Diego Fasolis graced us with 5 encores.

Like she did in Nuremberg already, the program has changed a little from the originally published on the Barbican site.
Fasolis will, indeed, join the KOB in London on the harpsichord and as a leader, to warm them up -:).





Ouverture to Henrico Leone (1689)

'Schiere invitte' from Alarico il Baltha (1687)

'Sposa, mancar mi sento… Deh, non far colle tue lagrime' from Tassilone (1709)

'Non prendo consiglio' from La superbia d’Alessandro (1690)

Ouverture to La libertá contenta

'Amami, e vederai' from Niobe, regina di Tebe (1688)

Ouverture to I trionfo del fato (1695)

'Sì, sì, riposa o caro… Palpitanti sfere belle' from Alarico il Baltha

'Notte amica al cieco dio' from La libertà contenta (1693)

'Più non v’ascondo' from Tassilone

'A facile vittoria' from Tassilone

Intermission

Sinfonia avanti Marco Aurelio

I'Foschi crepuscoli' from La libertà contenta

Luci ingrate from La superbia d'Alessandro

'Morirò fra strazi e scempi' from Henrico Leone

'Dal tuo labbro amor v’invita' from Tassilone

Ouverture to Orlando generoso (1691)

'Ove son?… Dal mio petto' from Niobe, regina di Tebe

'Aires pour les nymphes de la rivière' from La lotta d’Hercole con Acheloo (1689)

'Dell’alma stanca… Sfere amiche' from Niobe, regina di Tebe

'Mie fide schiere, all’armi' from I trionfi del fato'Suoni, tuoni, il suolo scuota' from Arminio (1707)

Encores

October 24, 2012

Nürnberg 22.10.2012

here a Review from the Concert in Nürnberg Monday 22.10.2012
http://www.nordbayern.de/nuernberger-zeitung/nz-news/die-hohe-kunst-der-muhelosigkeit-1.2455281?searched=true
Cecilia was still ill. The Concert was great. They put a couch on stage for her.
I look forward the Concert tomorrow in Leipzig

October 18, 2012

Cecilia postpones Munich concert to April 14th 2013

According to www.bild.de Cecilia is ill and has postponed tomorrow's concert in Munich. A new  date will be set.

October 15, 2012

The programme of the Mission concerts !!

As usual the Barbican is one of the first to publish the programme of the concert.
Bozar.be too (same programme of course) and more concert halls.

14 arias with track 7 of the CD as the final aria of the evening ,to my big delight. .
And 6 ouvertures/instrumental pieces ("aires pour les nymphs de la riviére" (not written on the original score) is not an aria but the first of 3 ballets at the end of Scene 6 of La Lotta d'Ercole con Acheloo. Interestingly Händel used it for his oratorio Theodora and possibly Alceste. If it had been an aria it would have been in Italian).

It means the following tracks of the CD are in the programme:

1, 3 , 4, 5, 7,  8,  9,  10,  11,  13,  15, 16, 19, 24

This is a total of singing of 50 minutes, 25 seconds (plus instrumental and encores).

http://www.barbican.org.uk/music/event-detail.asp?ID=13033

The copy and pasted programme follows here by Dominique and Klaus.

Ton

It's too important to be in a commentary, so I double it here, thanks, Dominique.
Klaus T. -:)


 Ouverture to Henrico Leone (1689)

'Schiere invitte' from Alarico il Baltha (1687)

'Sposa, mancar mi sento… Deh, non far colle tue lagrime' from Tassilone (1709)

'Non prendo consiglio' from La superbia d’Alessandro (1690)
Ouverture to I trionfi del fato (1695)

'Amami, e vederai' from Niobe, regina di Tebe (1688)

'Aires pour les nymphes de la rivière' from La lotta d’Hercole con Acheloo (1689)

'Sì, sì, riposa o caro… Palpitanti sfere belle' from Alarico il Baltha

'Notte amica al cieco dio' from La libertà contenta (1693)

'Più non v’ascondo' from Tassilone

'A facile vittoria' from Tassilone

Introduzione to Amor vien dal destino (1709)

'Foschi crepuscoli' from La libertà contenta
 
'Morirò fra strazi e scempi' from Henrico Leone

'Dal tuo labbro amor v’invita' from Tassilone

Ouverture to Orlando generoso (1691)

'Ove son?… Dal mio petto' from Niobe, regina di Tebe 

Ouverture to La libertà contenta

'Dell’alma stanca… Sfere amiche' from Niobe, regina di Tebe

'Mie fide schiere, all’armi' from I trionfi del fato'Suoni, tuoni, il suolo scuota' from Arminio (1707)



October 5, 2012

If you like to hear a complete Steffani opera, read on..

Hearing these short arias made me (of course) very curious to hear  a complete Steffani opera.
Well, that is possible fairly cheaply.
Two years ago Hengelbrock and his ensemble performed in the Royal Opera House Covent Garden in "Niobe". This was broadcast on BBC Radio 3, with lots of commentary and interviews and this has been distributed on 3 CDs (rather amateuristic but good recording quality) by http://www.premiereopera.com . Google Niobe Premiereopera.
I ordered it (from USA) and could pay by PayPal. Only about 25 $, well worth it.
The Niobe role is by Veronique Gens, who thinks Niobe fully deserved her death.
I really loved the ouverture and the last 2 tracks on 3rd CD, the finale especially (by Creonte, when he has taken over power).
I can't stop playing them and really hope the ouverture will be in the Cecillia concerts programme.
The CD cover only has title and performers. It comes just in plastic covers, not a box.
By googling you should find more info and reviews of this opera performance.
I have a feeling that Cecilia was there and that it started her research (for which she had to be in London anyway).

Ton

Cecilia online on Dutch radio (interview in English)

This whole week Dutch Radio 4 had every day parts of an interview in English with Cecilia and each day 2 arias, one from the new CD and one from other concerts, like the opera Giulio Cesare (on Thursday).
This can still be found and heard at http://www.muziekwijzer.nl  , then the day on the left (1 to 5 Oktober)
and then click on the arrow in the grey field towards the bottom.
Of course a lot of Dutch talking but if you're patient you will hear Cecilia talk and sing.
I followed it with great interest.
For Dutch fans, "Trouw" had today a great and long CD review, totally different than the miserable Volkskrant review of Wednesday, not to mention Telegraaf.
And the classical magazine "Luister" has a wonderful  5-page article/interview this month.
And the TV programme "Nieuwsuur" had a 6-minute programme about the new CD with interviews with Cecilia and Donna Leon in that castle near Munich.

Ton

October 1, 2012