August 2010: “La Notte”

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La Notte

Chamber music and opera arias by Antonio Vivaldi with dance in black light. A play between reality and dream – between sleep and waking. Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741) was a colorful character, this red-headed priest who read only one mass during his life (he couldn’t stand incense) and lived with a female opera singer, calling forth the disapproval of the ecclesiastical authorities. His concerti fascinated the European music world. Their formal clarity, combined with drastic sounds and extraordinary atmospherics, inspired Bach, Telemann and an entire generation of composers. This perormance focuses on a small portion of his extensive and wide-ranging works (solo concerti, chamber music and arias). When dramatized in black light by modern dancers this magnificent music becomes visual magic. This exceptional project is choreographed by the internationally known artist Philippe Talard. Alla Kravchuk – soprano; Musica Alta Ripa; Johannes Conen – scenographie; Danya Segal – production.

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