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IL TRIONFO DEL TEMPO E DEL DISINGANNO
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IL TRIONFO DEL TEMPO E DEL DISINGANNO

I Barrochisti
Georg Friedrich Hændel (1685-1759)
Nov
25
27
CHF: 35.00 – 110.00
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Nov 2022
Friday
25
November 2022
19:00
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27
November 2022
17:00
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Oratorio of a young Lutheran on a pilgrimage to Rome

Before becoming the hero of Italian opera in England, Handel spent several years in the Italian sunshine, where he immersed himself in the art of the transalpine masters and brought to life several sacred frescoes – opera itself being banned in the Eternal City at the time. His talent was such that ecclesiastical eminences willingly turned a blind eye to the young North German’s Lutheran origins. This was particularly true of Cardinal Benedetto Pamphili, a poet in his spare time, who in 1707 offered him the libretto for Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno [The Triumph of Time and Disillusion]. The first Roman oratorio to come from Handel’s pen, it was premiered in the palace of Cardinal Pietro Ottoboni, the future Pope Alexander VIII, and features passionate exchanges between four allegorical figures who debate the attitude to be adopted by Beauty, which oscillates between the ‘carnal’ advances of Pleasure and the moralising warnings of Time and Disillusionment the latter emphasising the merits of the beauty of the soul for those who choose a life of asceticism. In the wake of their pioneering presentations on the Scala stage, Diego Fasolis and his Barocchisti present an “original” reading of this masterpiece, which Handel revised several times, highlighting the high male registers that the choir is fortunate to possess, since at the time women’s voices were not allowed to resound in Roman churches.

Bellezza
Federico Fiorio
Piacere
Kangmin Justin Kim
Disinganno
Reginald Mobley
Tempo
Massimo Altieri
Four soloists
First violin
Fiorenza De Donatis
Conductor
Diego Fasolis
Orchestra
I Barocchisti

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