This concert is postponed to 12 April 2021. Tickets remain valid.

Julia Lezhneva (photo: Emil Matveev)

Chamber Music

La Voce Strumentale

Dmitry Sinkovsky violin and direction

Julia Lezhneva soprano

Luca Pianca lute

Georg Philipp Telemann

Concerto grosso for Violin, Strings and Continuo in B flat major, TWV 51:B1

Nicola Porpora

“Come nave in ria tempesta”, Aria of Nino from Semiramide, regina dell’Assiria

Julia Lezhneva soprano

Carl Heinrich Graun

“Senza di te, mio bene”, Aria of Volumnia from Coriolano

Julia Lezhneva soprano

Antonio Vivaldi

Concerto for Lute, 2 Violins and Continuo in D major, RV 93

Luca Pianca lute

Antonio Vivaldi

“Sposa, son disprezzata”, Arie of Irene from the Pasticcio Bajazet, RV 703

Julia Lezhneva soprano

Antonio Vivaldi

“Agitata da due venti”, Aria of Costanza from Griselda, RV 718

Julia Lezhneva soprano

Johann Adolf Hasse

Adagio and Fugue in G minor for Strings and Continuo

Antonio Vivaldi

“Zeffiretti, che sussurrate”, Aria of Ippolita from Ercole sul Termodonte, RV 710

Giacomo Francesco Bussani, Julia Lezhneva soprano

George Frideric Handel

»Un pensiero nemico di pace« (Arie der Schönheit)

Bendetto Pamphilj, Julia Lezhneva soprano

Antonio Vivaldi

Concerto for Violin, Strings and Continuo in D minor, RV 242

Carl Heinrich Graun

“No, no, di Libia fra l’arene”, Aria of Silla from Silla

Friedrich II. von Preußen, Julia Lezhneva soprano

George Frideric Handel

“Brilla nell’alma”, Aria of Rossane from Alessandro

Paolo Antonio Rolli, Julia Lezhneva soprano

Dates and Tickets

Fri, 03 Apr 2020, 20:00

Chamber Music Hall | Introduction: 19:15

Serie V: Vocal

Programme

Their themes are power, intrigue, betrayal, war and peace, faith and love – 18th-century operas fascinate, touch and move the audience, conjuring up strong feelings. Particularly because gifted composers had the ability to illuminate, intensify and heighten the protagonists’ emotions with their music. The Russian soprano Julia Lezhneva, who debuted with the Berliner Philharmoniker in October 2019 with works by Joseph Haydn and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, is now returning in the Vokal concert series to present a programme in the Chamber Music Hall consisting of arias by the leading opera composers of the 18th century: Georg Friedrich Händel, the towering opera genius of his time; Nicola Porpora, who was not only a composer but also a singing teacher and who therefore knew how to deploy the human voice effectively; Carl Heinrich Graun, also a singer himself; and finally Antonio Vivaldi, whom we may know today primarily as an instrumental composer, but who composed more than 50 operas. With her clear, flexible, brilliant voice, very capable in coloratura, Julia Lezhneva has the ideal prerequisites to trace the emotions of the Baroque stage characters in all their facets.

The soprano will be accompanied by the group La Voce Strumentale, with whom the singer has successfully collaborated for many years. The string ensemble, made up of prizewinners of various international music competitions and specialised in music of the Baroque and classical eras, as well as contemporary music will round off the programme on this evening with instrumental compositions by Georg Philipp Telemann, Antonio Vivaldi and Johann Adolf Hasse. With Dmitry Sinkovsky, who founded the ensemble in 2011, a multi-talent will be conducting the orchestra: the native Russian knows how to captivate his audience equally as conductor, violinist and countertenor.

Julia Lezhneva (photo: Emil Matveev)

La Voce Strumentale (photo: Mudra László)