Kings of Bravura
Sep 2023
Saturday, September 16, 2023


Kings of Bravura

Concerto Köln

Margravial Opera House Bayreuth

One interval, end around 9.30 p.m.

Introductory talk by Dr. David Treffinger at 6.30 p.m. (duration max. 30 minutes) in the Iwalewa House (opposite, Wölfelstr. 2)

The internationally distinguished tenor and composer Daniel Behle commands a repertoire ranging from music of the Baroque era and Mozart to Wagner and Richard Strauss. For his programme “Kings of Bravura” he has delved deep into the archives. Together with this year’s Orchestra in Residence of the Bayreuth Baroque Opera Festival, he presents arias from the second half of the eighteenth century which have lain dormant in the archives ever since their creation.

The concert takes us on a journey throughout Europe: from England via Denmark, Germany and Austria all the way to Italy and Spain. Several of the composers included here were acquaintances of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and held by him in high esteem.  Besides Italian composers such as Antonio Tozzi and Luigi Gatti, who helped Mozart’s sister Nannerl to scout for unknown works by their great fellow composer, we meet German and Austrian composers like Ignaz Holzbauer or Peter von Winter, who composed a sequel to The Magic Flute. In Mozart’s friend Josef Mysliveček we also encounter a long-forgotten Bohemian composer, but whose name can be read more and more frequently in recent years on European concert programmes.



Antonio Tozzi (1736–1812)
„Pensa che in campo armato“
Aria from Rinaldo

Luigi Gatti (1740–1817)
„Puoi vantar le tue ritorte”
Aria from La Nitteti

Johann Christian Bach (1735–1782)
Sinfonia in g minor op.6 No. 6

Allegro – Andante più tosto adagio – Allegro molto

Antonio Sacchini (1730–1786)
„Mentre il cor con meste voci”
Aria from Artaserse


Josef Mysliveček (1737–1781)
Ouverture from L’Olimpiade

Allegro con spirito – Andantino – Presto

„Care pupille belle”
Aria from La Calliroe

Peter von Winter (1754–1825)
„Amor m’accese un dì“
Aria from I fratelli rivali

Ignaz Holzbauer (1711–1783)
March from Günther von Schwarzburg


Johann David August von Apell (1754–1832)
„Ah, se fosse intorno al trono“
Aria from La clemenza di Tito


Daniel Behle Tenor
Evgenii Sviridov Concert Master
Concerto Köln Orchestra in Residence of the Bayreuth Baroque Opera Festival 2023

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