Ensemble Artaserse, fot. archiwum zespołu
Wratislavia Cantans
The Rules of Love and Soul
05.09.2016
Mon.
8:00 PM
NFM, Main Hall
Programme:

Pietro Antonio Cesti (1623–1669) Sinfonia and Festeggia mio core! – Amicizio’s aria from Le Disgrazie d'Amore (Vienna, 1667)

Francesco Cavalli (1602–1676) Erme, e solinghe cime – recitative and Lucidissima face – Endymion’s aria from La Calisto (Venice, 1651)

Luigi Rossi (15971653) Lasciate averno – Orfeo’s lament from Orfeo (Paris, 1647)

Giovanni Antonio Pandolfi Mealli (1630–1670) II Sonata ‘La Cesta’ from Sonate… per chiesa e camera Op. 3 (Innsbruck, 1660)

Francesco Cavalli All’armi mio core –  Brimante’s aria from La Statira, principessa di Persia (Venice, 1656)

Marco Uccellini (1603–1680) Sinfonia quinta a 5 from Ozio regio: compositioni armoniche sopra il violino e diversi altri strumenti (Antwerp, 1668)


Giovanni Legrenzi (1626–1690) O del Cielo ingiusta legge! – aria, Ove povero d'acque  – recitative and O ristoro de' mortali – Giustino’s aria from Giustino (Venice, 1683)

Biagio Marini (1594–1663) Passacaglio a 4 from Per ogni sorte di strumento musicale diversi generi di sonate Op. 22 (Venice, 1655)

Luigi Rossi M’uccidetemi begl’occhi, e pur v’adoro – cantata

Agostino Steffani (1655–1728) Sorge Anteo più forte un core – Alarico’s aria from

Alarico il Baltha, cioè l’audace Ré de Gothi (Munich, 1687)

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Marco Uccellini Sinfonia sesta a 5 from Ozio regio: compositioni armoniche sopra il violino e diversi altri strumenti

Claudio Monteverdi (1567–1643) Adagiati Poppea – recitative and Oblivion soave – Arnalta’s aria from L’Incoronazione di Poppea (Venice, 1643)

 

Francesco Cavalli  

Sinfonia from L'Ercole amante (Paris, 1662)

Delizie, contenti –  Giasone’s aria from Il Giasone (Venice, 1649)

Che città, che città – Nerillo’s aria from Ormindo (Venice, 1644)

 

Agostino Steffani (1655–1728)

Sinfonia from Marco Aurelio (Munich, 1681)
Ove son, chi m’aita? – recitative and Dal mio petto o pianti uscite –  Anfione’s aria from Niobe, regina di Tebe (Munich, 1688)

Giovanni Legrenzi Trio Sonata  ‘La Spilimberga’ from Sonate a due, e tre… Libro primo Op. 2 (Venice, 1655)

Pietro Antonio Cesti (1623–1669) Berenice, ove sei? – Polemon’s [czy Polemono’s – nie mogę znaleźć w Grove!] lament from Il Tito (Venice, 1666)

 

Agostino Steffani Gelosia, lasciam'in pace – Stilicone’s aria from Alarico il Baltha, cioè l’audace Ré de Gothi (Munich, 1687)

Performers:

Philippe Jaroussky – countertenor
Ensemble Artaserse

Venue:
NFM, Main Hall
plac Wolności 1, 50-071 Wrocław

When the first opera was presented in Florence in 1598 (Dafne by Jacopo Peri), no one could have guessed that in short time this private type of entertainment for narrow intellectual and artistic circles will become a common passion, or that the new form of spectacle combining drama and singing will usher in a new era in the history of culture. It happened so not only owing to the outstanding composers, who eagerly took on the then avant-garde musical form of opera, but also thanks to generous patrons. Competing for fame, they would at the same time create the economic basis for the development of arts.
Aside Florence, the most important early centres of opera were Mantua, home of Claudio Monteverdi, and Rome, where the clergy exercised their enlightened artistic patronage. They have supported the new musical genre despite initial doubts of theological nature: after all, the opera was perceived as a revival of ancient Greek drama which derived directly from pagan rituals. Very quickly, however, librettists managed to introduce Christian morality threads to traditional antiquity topics. For example in Orfeo, written under the Barberini patronage in Paris after the family was expulsed from Rome, Luigi Rossi leaves out a happy ending: the main protagonist copes with his suffering with a noble resignation worthy of a true Christian, awaiting the end of his days, since only death would join him back with his beloved  Eurydice.
In the 1640s, Venice became the dominant opera centre, full of wealthy music patrons. New topics came to light. Praised was love of country (regardless of location, the word Patria always meant Venice) and debated was the devastating impact of earthly love on men who forget their duties as warriors and leaders. Venetian opera became more sensual, too. For the first time in history the term bel canto was used to describe beautiful, decorative, and therefore virtuoso singing.
Early opera abounds in great emotional scenes full of anger, grief, sadness, desire for revenge, but also of joy, serenity and fulfilment. They require a phenomenal control over voice, not only in fast melodies that render the turbulent  feelings, but also in the long, sustained, lamenting notes. Philippe Jaroussky is simply perfect in this repertoire. French countertenor has both an extremely agile voice, able to perform the most daredevil coloraturas, and a taste and musicality that allows for thrilling performance of slow lyrical arias. Jaroussky, who will perform with Artaserse, an ensemble he founded himself, will by all means meet even the highest expectations.

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Hot World. Exhibition of paintings from the collection of Zachęta
Accompanying Event – exhibition opening
05.09
Thu.
6:00 PM
NFM, foyer
Triumph of Time
Lezhneva / Antonini / Il Giardino Armonico
05.09
Thu.
7:00 PM
NFM, Main Hall
Avi Avital – Art of the Mandolin
Avi Avital / Sebastian Wienand
06.09
Fri.
6:00 PM
Wrocław, Pan Tadeusz Museum, Romantic Salon
Avi Avital – Art of the Mandolin
Avi Avital / Sebastian Wienand
06.09
Fri.
8:30 PM
Wrocław, Pan Tadeusz Museum, Romantic Salon
Transfer of Ideas
48th Oratorio and Cantata Music Interpretation Course
07.09
Sat.
12:00 PM
NFM, Red Hall
Kourou – towards Paradise
Pedro Memelsdorff / Arlequin Philosophe
07.09
Sat.
4:00 PM
Church of St Stanislaus, St Dorothy and St Venceslaus
Emigrants
Sułkowska-Migoń / Kubas-Kruk / Leopoldinum
07.09
Sat.
7:00 PM
Wrocław, Aula Leopoldina
Jean Rondeau – Follow Me
 
08.09
Sun.
3:00 PM
Wrocław, Pan Tadeusz Museum, Romantic Salon
Jean Rondeau – Follow Me
 
08.09
Sun.
5:00 PM
Wrocław, Pan Tadeusz Museum, Romantic Salon
Exodus
Václav Luks / Collegium 1704
08.09
Sun.
7:00 PM
NFM, Main Hall
Hommage à Markowski
Yaroslav Shemet / Silesian Philharmonic Orchestra
12.09
Thu.
7:00 PM
Church of St Mary Magdalene, Polish National Catholic Cathedral
The Voice of Change
Andrzej Kosendiak / Wrocław Baroque Ensemble
13.09
Fri.
6:00 PM
Orthodox Cathedral of the Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary
The Voice of Change
Andrzej Kosendiak / Wrocław Baroque Ensemble
13.09
Fri.
8:30 PM
Orthodox Cathedral of the Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Noye’s Fludde – Children’s Opera
NFM Boys' Choir / NFM Girls' Choir
14.09
Sat.
5:00 PM
NFM, Main Hall
Travelling to the Source
Giorgi Donadze / Ensemble Basiani
14.09
Sat.
8:00 PM
Church of St Stanislaus, St Dorothy and St Venceslaus
Axis mundi
Música Temprana / Adrián Rodríguez Van der Spoel
15.09
Sun.
4:00 PM
Wrocław, White Stork Synagogue
New Beginnings
Christoph Eschenbach / NFM Wrocław Philharmonic
15.09
Sun.
7:00 PM
NFM, Main Hall

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