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Soloists announced for Vivaldi in Venice festival

posted on 03/08/17

We are pleased to confirm the soloists for our Vivaldi in Venice music festival (6–11 November 2017).

These include international opera stars Ann Hallenberg and Lucy Crowe, Mary Bevan (both pictured); winner of the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Young Artist award, rising star Rowan Hellier and bass-baritone Ashley Riches, recently recognised as one of the BBC’s New Generation Artists.

Below are details of the festival soloists. For the full festival programme, please click here.

Oratorio: Juditha triumphans (‘his finest opera’)

Ann Hallenberg mezzo-soprano, Juditha

Romina Basso mezzo-soprano, Holofernes

Mary Bevan soprano, Vagaus

Jennifer Schittino soprano, Abra

Aurora Faggioli mezzo-soprano, Ozias

Gloria: sacred music by Vivaldi

Lucy Crowe, Elizabeth Karani sopranos

Hilary Summers alto

Charles Daniels tenor

Robert Howarth organ

Concertos for recorder and bassoon

Dorothee Oberlinger recorder | Peter Whelan bassoon

Psalm settings: Dixit Dominus & Laudate Pueri

Mary Bevan soprano

Antonio Giovannini alto

Aurora Faggioli alto

Teuzzone: Vivaldi at the imperial court of China

Lucy Crowe soprano, Teuzzone

Elizabeth Karani soprano, Cino

Hilary Summers alto, Zelinda

Rowan Hellier mezzo-soprano, Zidiana

Charles Daniels tenor, Troncone and Argonte

Ashley Riches bass-baritone, Sivenio

These soloists complete what promises to be a stellar lineup – with ensembles including Il Giardino Armonico (dir. Giovanni Antonini), Modo Antiquo (Federico Sardelli), La Serenissima (Adrian Chandler) and Sonatori della Gioiosa Marca (Giorgio Fava).

Vivaldi in Venice runs from 6–11 November 2017 and also includes talks by musicologist Richard Wigmore and historian Professor Tim Blanning, as well as optional art history walks with Dr Michael Douglas-Scott and Dr Susan Steer.

By Miles Rowland, Digital Marketing Assistant.


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