Concert Cecilia Bartoli

Cecilia Bartoli | Carlo Vistoli | Les Musiciens du Prince-Monaco | Gianluca Capuano

Pergolesi, Vivaldi

Sun, 22.08. | 14.30 | No. 211312

KKL Luzern, Concert Hall

Vergangenes Konzert

Prices (CHF)

CHF 290 190 130 40

Summer Festival

10.08.-12.09. 2021




    Concert Cecilia Bartoli

    Cecilia Bartoli | Carlo Vistoli | Les Musiciens du Prince-Monaco | Gianluca Capuano

    Cecilia Bartoli  (mezzo)soprano
    Carlo Vistoli  countertenor
    Gianluca Capuano  conductor
    Antonio Vivaldi (1678–1741)
    Motet In furore iustissimae irae RV 626
    Motet Clarae stellae, scintillate RV 625
    Concerto in G minor for recorder, strings, and basso continuo, RV 439 La notte
    Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710–1736)
    Stabat Mater in F minor

    This summer, Cecilia Bartoli will devote herself to a sacred program. She has chosen not only works by a composer she especially cherishes, Antonio Vivaldi, but also music by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, the “angelico maestro,” as Vincenzo Bellini called him. For Pergolesi, whose compositions sound like a promise of the future and in some moments already anticipate Mozart or Schubert, was only 26 when he completed his celebrated Stabat Mater a few weeks before his death in March 1736. That work is the focus of Bartoli’s concert with her ensemble Les Musiciens du Prince-Monaco led by Gianluca Capuano. Unlike the recording from the early years of her career, this time Bartoli takes the higher of the two vocal parts – for the lower one, she has invited the countertenor Carlo Vistoli, who previously appeared at Lucerne Festival in John Eliot Gardiner’s Monteverdi trilogy. Together they will make Pergolesi’s simple and songful cantilenas blossom – melodies that do not seek to overwhelm the listener with artistry, going all the deeper and straight to the heart.

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    Cecilia Bartoli

    Cecilia Bartoli, a native of Rome, was trained by her mother Silvana Bazzoni. She made her operatic debut in 1987, and in 1988, when she was only 22, she worked with Nikolaus Harnoncourt for the first time in a production of Mozart’s Così fan tutte. Already at the beginning of her career, she also collaborated with Herbert von Karajan, Sir Georg Solti, and Daniel Barenboim. Bartoli has been performing for 30 years at the most prestigious opera houses and concert halls as well as at the major international festivals. She began working early on not only with the major symphony orchestras but also with such early music ensembles as Les Arts Florissants, Concentus Musicus Wien, Il Giardino Armonico, Les Musiciens du Louvre, the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, La Scintilla, and I Barocchisti. In 2016, she founded the Monte-Carlo-based orchestra Les Musiciens du Prince-Monaco. Baroque literature, Mozart, and bel canto are the focal points of her repertoire; in the process, she has ensured the rediscovery of many works that had fallen into oblivion. Bartoli has served since 2012 as Artistic Director of the Whitsun Festival in Salzburg, where in recent years she has appeared as Bellini’s Norma, Rossini’s Cenerentola, Maria from Bernstein’s West Side Story, and Handel’s Ariodante and Alcina, among other roles. In 2021, she created the part of Piacere in a staged performance of Handel’s oratorio Il trionfo del tempo. When she takes over direction of the Opéra de Monte-Carlo in 2023, she will become the first woman in the history of the company to lead it. Bartoli’s CDs and DVDs have sold more than 12 million copies, and she has received five Grammy Awards. Most recently, in late 2020, she released the album Queen of Baroque, a collection of her best recordings of 17th- and 18th-century music. Among the numerous awards with which she has been honored are the Léonie Sonning Music Prize (2010), the Herbert von Karajan Music Prize (2012), and the Polar Music Prize (2016).

    Lucerne Festival (IMF) debut on 7 September 1995 in a lieder recital, with György Fischer at the keyboard.

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    Carlo Vistoli

    Born in 1987 in Lugo near Ravenna, countertenor Carlo Vistoli initially studied piano, guitar, and musicology in Bologna. Along the way, he undertook vocal training with William Matteuzzi and then attended Sonia Prina’s class in Baroque singing at the Girolamo Frescobaldi Conservatory in Ferrara; he also attended master classes with Monica Bacelli, Romina Basso, Marijana Mijanović, and Sara Mingardo. Vistoli wo the Cleto Tomba Competition in 2012 and, in 2013, the Concorso Renata Tebaldi Baroque Competition. In 2015, he graduated from William Christie's vocal academy “Le Jardin des Voix,” with whom he has collaborated regularly ever since. Sir John Eliot Gardiner engaged Vistoli in 2017 for his Monteverdi project, in which the three surviving operas were performed in many major European cities and in the United States to celebrate the composer’s 450th birthday. As Ottone, Vistoli also participated in a new production of Monteverdi’s Poppea conducted by Christie at the Salzburg Festival in 2018. Other engagements have taken him to the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence as Idraspe in Cavalli’s Erismena, the Teatro La Fenice in Venice as Ruggiero in Vivaldi's Orlando furioso, and the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma as Gluck’s Orfeo. With Gardiner, he has performed in Handel’s Semele in Barcelona, Paris, and Rome and at Milan's Teatro alla Scala; he has toured Europe with Joyce DiDonato in Handel’s Agrippina under the baton of Maxim Emelyanychev, appearing in Luxembourg, London, Madrid, Barcelona, and Paris. Carlo Vistoli can be heard in a new production of Cavalieri’s Rappresentatione di anima e di corpo at the Theater an der Wien in September 2021, and in May 2022 he will take on the role of Tolomeo in Handel’s Giulio Cesare in a series of performances at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris, conducted by Philippe Jaroussky. He has recorded numerous CDs, including the solo albums Arias for Nicolini and Amor tiranno.

    Lucerne Festival debut on 16 September 2018 in Rossini’s La cenerentola conducted by Gianluca Capuano.

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    Les Musiciens du Prince - Monaco

    The Baroque ensemble Les Musiciens du Prince-Monaco was founded in the spring of 2016 at the Opéra de Monte-Carlo on the initiative of Cecilia Bartoli and is supported by Prince Albert II and his sister Caroline Princess of Hanover. It brings together top international musicians who are intimately familiar with the tradition of European court music from the 17th to the 19th centuries. The repertoire ranges from such Baroque composers as Antonio Vivaldi and George Frideric Handel to the operatic works of Gioachino Rossini, with a focus on rarities and rediscovered works. In their founding year, Les Musiciens du Prince-Monaco embarked on their first European tour with Cecilia Bartoli. Since 2017, they have made regular guest appearances at both the Whitsun Festival and the Summer Festival in Salzburg. The ensemble has also performed at the Konzerthaus Dortmund; the Concertgebouw Amsterdam; Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie; the Berlin, Paris, and Luxembourg Philharmonies; Vienna’s Musikverein; and the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels. The year 2021 began for the orchestra with performances of Rossini’s Le Comte Ory at the Opéra de Monte-Carlo, with Cecilia Bartoli taking the part of Comtesse Adèle. They subsequently performed Handel’s Il trionfo del tempo and Mozart’s La clemenza di Tito in Salzburg in May. Les Musiciens du Prince-Monaco are the resident ensemble at the Opéra de Monte-Carlo, where a new production of Rossini’s Il turco in Italia is scheduled for January 2022. They will also perform Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater in Paris, Amsterdam, Hamburg, and Essen in the 2021-22 season.

    LUCERNE FESTIVAL debut on 16 September 2018 in Rossinis La cenerentola under Gianluca Capuano.

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    Gianluca Capuano

    Born in Milan in 1968, Gianluca Capuano studied organ, composition, and conducting at the conservatory of his native city and also completed a degree in philosophy at the university there. He soon began specializing in early music as well as historically informed performance practice and has performed as a conductor, organist, and continuo player throughout Europe, the United States, Russia, and Japan. He has collaborated with such artists as Michael Chance, Emma Kirkby, Cecilia Bartoli, Max Emanuel Cencic, Philippe Jaroussky, Diego Fasolis, and Lorenzo and Vittorio Ghielmi. In 2006, Capuano founded the ensemble Il canto di Orfeo, with which he has additionally performed at Milan’s Teatro alla Scala, where he presented Raskatov’s Dog’s Heart in 2013 and participated in a production of Bernd Alois Zimmermann’s Die Soldaten in 2015. He has worked with Concerto Köln on Leonardo Vinci’s Artaserse and conducted Bellini’s Norma starring Cecilia Bartoli at the Edinburgh Festival, the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, and the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden; this collaboration continued in 2017 at the Salzburg Festival, where he has since led the Musiciens du Prince-
    Monaco in works by Handel, Rossini, and Mozart. Capuano has served as Principal Conductor of this ensemble since 2019. In the 2020-21 season, he made his debut at the Vienna Staatsoper with Donizetti’s L’elisir d'amore; this immediately led to an invitation to return with Rossini’s La cenerentola, which he will conduct in Vienna in June 2022. Capuano also has ties to Zurich Opera, where he has been a guest artist conducting Haydn’s Orlando paladino, Mozart’s La finta giardiniera, and Gluck’s Iphigénie en Tauride; Rossini’s L’italiana in Algeri will follow in 2022. He will also make his debut at the Bavarian Staatsoper next season with Rossini’s Il turco in Italia. Capuano has released an album of arias with tenor Javier Camarena and a tribute to Pauline Viardot featuring the mezzo-soprano Varduhi Abrahamyan.

    LUCERNE FESTIVAL debut on 16 September 2018 conducting the Musiciens du Prince-Monaco in Rossini’s La cenerentola.

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    Jean-Marc Goujon

    French flautist Jean-Marc Goujon, who completed his instrumental studies in Paris, has been a member of Jean-Christophe Spinosi’s Ensemble Matheus for over 15 years. He regularly performs with this group at the Théâtre du Châtelet, the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, and the Salle Gaveau in Paris; he has also toured to the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels, the Konzerthaus in Vienna, Potsdam, Bilbao, and Lisbon and has performed at many renowned early music festivals. The recording of Orlando furioso on which he appears with Philippe Jaroussky, Jennifer Larmore, and Marie-Nicole Lemieux won such distinctions as the Belgian Prix Caecilia, the BBC Music Award, and an appraisal as best recording of the year by the French Victoires de la Musique Awards. Jean-Marc Goujon is also active as an improviser and jazz musician. He teaches at the École Nationale de Musique in Brest in the Brittany region of France.

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