Benjamin Bayl / fot. Bartek Barczyk
Orchestral concerts
Griselda
30.04.2022
Sat.
6:00 PM
NFM, Main Hall, reversed stage
Programme:

G. Bononcini Griselda (opera in concert version)

Concert in cooperation with Bayreuth Baroque Opera Festival.

Missing fragments of the score were reconstructed by Dragan Karolic made the reconstruction and composed the recits.

 

 

Performers:

Benjamin Bayl – conductor
Wanda Franek – Griselda (mezzosoprano)
Max Emanuel Cencic – Gualtiero (countertenor)
Alexander Orellana – Ernesto (soprano)
Johanna Rosa Falkinger – Almirena (soprano)
Sreten Manojlović – Rambaldo (bass-baritone)
Wrocław Baroque Orchestra
Jarosław Thiel – artistic direction of Wrocław Baroque Orchestra

Venue:
NFM, Main Hall, reversed stage
plac Wolności 1, 50-071 Wrocław
Tickets:
from 1 to 65 zł

During the concert featuring singers and Wrocław Baroque Orchestra conducted by Benjamin Bayl, we will hear Griselda – an opera in a concert version – by Giovanni Bononcini – an Italian composer of the Baroque era.

Bononcini was not only a recognized Baroque composer, but also a cellist, singer and teacher. The skills acquired in each of these areas influenced his work, which was often compared to the legacy of George Frideric Handel working in London. Moreover, certain threads linking the two artists can be found: Handel adapted Bononcini's opera Serse, and the Bononcini’s Astarto, written a bit earlier, completely overshadowed Handel’s operas composed in 18th-century England.

Griselda is, in fact, dramma per musica in three acts, to a libretto by Apostolo Zeno based on Giovanni Boccaccio’s Decameron. Its premiere took place at London’s King's Theatre in 1722 and was received with genuine enthusiasm. The story of Griselda is one of the most intriguing female characters in ancient literature. The musical layer is full of deep, spontaneous melodies reflecting the experiences of the characters. The most popular fragment is the aria by Ernesto – Almirena's lover, and Almirena was the daughter of the eponymous Griselda and King Gualtiero – Per la gloria d'adorarvi. Joan Sutherland and Luciano Pavarotti often sang it during their performances on the world’s stages.

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