|Simone Kermes, Vivica Genaux & Cappella Gabetta|
Wednesday 18 January 2016 Full Programme:
· Carlo Francesco Pollarolo (1653 - 1723) Ouverture from Ariodante
· Georg Friedrich Händel (1685 - 1759) Duet "Fermati" aus Rinaldo
· Georg Friedrich Händel (1685 - 1759) Arie: "Piangero la sorte mia" aus Giulio Cesare
· Johann Adolph Hasse (1699 - 1783) Arie «Priva del caro bene» from the opera Dalisa
· Georg Friedrich Händel (1685 - 1759) Duet "Io t'abbraccio" aus Rodelinda
· Georg Friedrich Händel (1685 - 1759) Arie "Scoglio d'immota fronte" aus der Oper Scipione
· Attilio Ariosti (1666 - 1729) «Vorreste o mie pupille» from Lucio Verro
· Johann Adolph Hasse (1699 - 1783) Duet "Se mai più saro geloso" aus Cleofide
· Nicola Antonio Porpora (1686 - 1768) Ouverture from Orfeo
· Georg Friedrich Händel (1685 - 1759) Duet " Vivo in te" aus Tamerlano
· Johann Adolph Hasse (1699 - 1783) Arie "Impallidisce in campo" aus Issipile
· Geminiano Giacomelli (1692 - 1740) Aria "Villanella nube estiva" aus Scipione in Cartagine Nuova
· Pietro Torri (1650 - 1737) Duett: "Ferma crudel...Son costretta esser crudele" aus Amadis
· Johann Adolph Hasse (1699 - 1783) Aria "Padre ingiusto" from Cajo Fabricio
· Nicola Antonio Porpora (1686 - 1768) Arie "Nobile Onda" aus Elisa
· Georg Friedrich Händel (1685 - 1759) Duet "Caro Bella" aus Giulio Cesare
Simone Kermes studied under Professor Helga Forner at the Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy University of Music and Theatre in Leipzig, her home town. She completed her studies and two additional courses of study with distinction. She is the holder of many prizes awarded at international singing competitions.
Hailing from Fairbanks, Alaska, mezzo-soprano Vivica Genaux brings the pioneering spirit of America's last frontier to concert halls and opera houses around the globe. Lauded for her beautiful, immediately-identifiable timbre, remarkable technique, and prowess as a singing actress, she exhilarates audiences and wins critical praise for performances of a repertoire spanning five centuries of music. Having garnered prestigious prizes including Pittsburgh Opera's Maecenas Award in 2008, New York City Opera's 2007 Christopher Keene Award, and a 1997 ARIA Award, Vivica now enjoys sharing her experience, knowledge, and passion for music with younger singers via masterclasses and teaching opportunities.
Andres Gabetta (Concertmaster)
The ensemble was established in December 2010, and has already made very successful guest appearances in Paris (Salle Gaveau, Théatre des Champs Elysées), Hamburg (Musikhalle), Vienna (Theater an der Wien), Baden Baden (Festspielhaus) Munich (Prinzregententheater), Zurich (Tonhalle), Berlin (Philharmonie) and elsewhere, as well as at illustrious festivals such as the Bremen Music Festival, Lyon Baroque Music Festival, Rheingau Music Festival and others.
Since 2011, the Cappella Gabetta has not only made several recordings with Sol Gabetta for Sony Music with its Italian baroque repertoire (which includes several world premiere recordings), but also recorded music by Handel and Hasse with Vivica Genaux. The plaudits received by the orchestra for these CDs have included being selected as the 'Recording of the Month' by Gramophone magazine, and as the 'CD of the week' on the NDRKultur, BR-Klassik and RBB (Berlin) radio stations. Furthermore the CD "Tromba Veneziana" with the trumpet virtuoso Gàbor Boldoczki was released with Sony Music in 2013. The cooperation with Simone Kermes and Vivica Genaux led to the release of the CD "Rival Queens".
The Cappella Gabetta has, to an increasing extent, been inviting other distinguished instrumentalists and vocalists to participate in joint concerts and recording projects in the area of baroque and early classical music, including the soprano Nuria Rial, the trumpet virtuoso Sergei Nakariakov, the violinist Giuliano Carmignola and the baroque cellist Christophe Coin.
The future planning of Cappella Gabetta contains tours with Baiba Skride and Patricia Kopatchinskaja as well as with the recorder virtuoso Maurice Steger. Together with the singers Vivica Genaux and Olena Tokar Cappella Gabetta is also going to undertake the musical settings of "Orpheus". Concertmaster Andrés Gabetta is recognised as a brilliant baroque violinist. He is one of the closest musical associates of the prominent cellist and conductor Christoph Coin, in whose orchestra, the Orchestre Baroque de Limoges, Gabetta is the concertmaster. He was nominated for a Grammy in 2008 for his recording of Bach's Brandenburg Concertos (Naxos) featuring his own ensemble, the Swiss Baroque Soloists.