posted on 03/08/17
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.
Ann Hallenberg mezzo-soprano, Juditha
Romina Basso mezzo-soprano, Holofernes
Mary Bevan soprano, Vagaus
Jennifer Schittino soprano, Abra
Aurora Faggioli mezzo-soprano, Ozias
Lucy Crowe, Elizabeth Karani sopranos
Hilary Summers alto
Charles Daniels tenor
Robert Howarth organ
Dorothee Oberlinger recorder | Peter Whelan bassoon
Mary Bevan soprano
Antonio Giovannini alto
Aurora Faggioli alto
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.