La Porta del Paradiso
Sep 2020


La Porta del Paradiso

Accademia Bizantina | Alessandro Tampieri

Friday, September 4, 2020 | 19:30 h
Markgräfliches Opernhaus Bayreuth

For years now, Parisian contralto Delphine Galou, the Accademia Bizantina and Ottavio Dantone have been playing together as an established team. They have constantly been seeking out buried treasures – particularly among Antonio Vivaldi’s prodigious output – which they then awaken to new life so thrillingly and grippingly that they’ve fascinated audiences all over the world. Galou’s dark, sensuous, boyish alto voice has made her a superstar.

With motets, cantatas and excerpts from oratorios, Galou and Dantone enable us to hear how radiantly the Italian masters of the 18th century depicted the afterlife and the journey towards it.

The great model for all of them was Vivaldi, whose female vocal ensemble no visitor to Venice with an interest in music could afford to miss. The centrepiece of this evening is Vivaldi’s famous Stabat Mater. The vocal works are interspersed with concerti grossi, the form which Correlli established definitively in Rome. Thirty years later, Geminiani also recast Corelli’s violin sonatas, admired all over Europe, in concerto grosso form.

The Accademia Bizantina was founded in Ravenna in 1983 and has been under the direction of Ottavio Dantone since 1986. Since 1999 they have devoted themselves to rediscovering unknown Baroque operas.

Bayreuth Baroque Opera Festival 2020 Program Book

Delphine Galou – Alto
Accademia Bizantina
Alessandro Tampieri – Violin and Musical Direction


Giovanni Lorenzo Gregori
Concert grosso op. II, 2

Alessandro Stradella
Lamentazione per il Mercoledi Santo

Arcangelo Corelli
Sonata è tre op I, 12

Giuseppe Torelli
Cantata per il Venerdi Santo

Dario Castello
Sonata XV per Archi

Claudi Monteverdi
Jubilet tota civitas

Nicola Antonio Porpora
In procella sine stella, Motette

Niccolo Jommelli
Prigionier che fa ritorno from La Betulia liberata

Antonio Vivaldi
Trio in G minor RV 85
Concert in G minor RV 156
Agitata infido flatu from Juditha Triumphans


YouTube – Audio Vivaldi: Agitata infido flatu

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