This concert celebrates the sensuous, erotic moments in life. Under the direction of Stéphane Fuget, the young French ensemble Les Épopées, which has recently established a notable reputation for its expressive music-making, abducts us to the world of early Venetian opera. That world was anything but prudish – witness the numerous frivolous, indeed decadent moments in works by Francesco Cavalli, Giovanni Legrenzi and Claudio Monteverdi: arias and ensemble scenes filled with passion, seduction, abandon and lust.
Stéphane Fuget harpsichord and direction
“Pleasureˮ ‒ Venetian Operan Arias of the 17th Century
Works by Francesco Cavalli, Claudio Monteverdi, Domenico Freschi, Antonio Sartorio and further composers