Julia Lezhneva (photo: WEil Matveev)

Chamber Music

Julia Lezhneva, Anne Sofie von Otter and the Berlin Baroque Soloists

Highly virtuosic and emotional: Pergolesi’s Stabat mater already thrilled the Italian Baroque composer’s contemporaries, because the work gave Mary’s lament at the cross unprecedented operatic drama. In our Original Sound series, soprano Julia Lezhneva and mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter perform this work with the Berlin Baroque Soloists. The ensemble, which is comprised of members of the Berliner Philharmoniker, guarantees historically informed performance practice with philharmonic sound. The concert programme also includes splendid opera arias by Handel and Vivaldi.

Berliner Barock Solisten:

Willi Zimmermann violin and direction

Julia Lezhneva soprano

Anne Sofie von Otter mezzo-soprano

Giovanni Battista Pergolesi

Stabat Mater

Julia Lezhneva soprano, Anne Sofie von Otter mezzo-soprano

Antonio Vivaldi

Griselda, RV 718: Aria “Agitata da due venti”

Julia Lezhneva soprano

George Frideric Handel

Concerto grosso in G major, op. 3 No. 3, HWV 314: 2nd Movement Adagio

George Frideric Handel

Solomon, Oratorio, WHV 67: Aria “Will the sun forget to streak”

Anne Sofie von Otter mezzo-soprano

George Frideric Handel

Concerto grosso in F major, op. 3 No. 4 HWV 315: 2nd Movement Andante

George Frideric Handel

Poro, Re dellʼIndie HWV 28: Duet “Caro amico amplesso”

Julia Lezhneva soprano, Anne Sofie von Otter mezzo-soprano

George Frideric Handel

Semele, HWV 58: Recitative “Awake, Saturnia, from thy lethargy!”

Julia Lezhneva soprano, Anne Sofie von Otter mezzo-soprano

George Frideric Handel

Semele, HWV 58: Aria “Hence, Iris, hence away”

Julia Lezhneva soprano, Anne Sofie von Otter mezzo-soprano

George Frideric Handel

Concerto grosso in B flat major, op. 3 No. 2 HWV 313: 1st Movement Vivace

George Frideric Handel

Solomon, HWV 67: Duet “Welcome as the dawn of day”

Julia Lezhneva soprano, Anne Sofie von Otter mezzo-soprano

Pietro Antonio Locatelli

Lamento in F minor for strings and continuo

Antonio Vivaldi

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

Julia Lezhneva soprano

Dates and Tickets

sales information

Julia Lezhneva (photo: WEil Matveev)

Anne Sofie von Otter (photo: Mats Bäcker)