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Jul 15 2021


8:30 pm

Fuoco Obbligato – Tête-à-tête #1

➜ Jeudi 15 juillet 2021 à la Scène Adamoise – 20h30 – Festival OuVERTures

[Duration: about 45 minutes]

In this program of musical dialogues, we find a colorful baroque tapestry in which birds and beasts come to life, in which pearls of joy coexist with devastating tears, in which loving gazes are renounced, and a lonely echo consoles the unhappy heart. 

The arias each present a different conversation between singer and instrumentalist - they listen to each other, they sometimes tease, imitate, even motivate each other - yet all dialogues illustrate the full gamut of emotions evoked by the texts. Whether complementary or conflicting, the two “voices” allow both the composer and listener to explore the subtleties and inflections of the subtext, of the unspoken feelings that accompany the turbulent and complex terrain of love. 

The nightingale, always last to sing in the evening, draws the curtain on this program of obbligato arias with a playful dance movement, "Pour le Rossignol" from an overture by Johann Joseph Fux. 



Anna Cavaliero, soprano

Rémy Bres, contre-ténor

Katharina Wolff, violin

Jean Bregnac, traverso

Patricia Lavail, flute

Jérôme Huille, cello

Clément Geoffroy, harpsichord


Program of the concert 

  • Johann Sebastian BACH BWV 204, « Ich Bin In Mir Vergnügt » – 6. Meine Seele Sei Vergnügt – soprano/flûte traversière

  • Nicola Antonio Giacinto PORPORA Deianira, Iole e Ercole – “Scuote la chioma d’oro” (Deianira) – contre-ténor/violoncelle


  • Antonio VIVALDI Orlando finto pazzo – « Se garrisce la rondinella » (Ersilla) – soprano/violon

  • Giacomo FACCO Las Amazonas de Espana – “Qué sera cielos de mi” (Celauro) – contre-ténor/violon

  • Benedetto Giacomo MARCELLO Arianna – « Come mai poi vedermi piangere » (Arianna) – soprano/flûte traversière

  • Georg Caspar SCHÜRMANN Die getreue Alceste – « Gute Nacht, ihr schönsten Blicke » (Admetus) – contre-ténor/violoncelle

  • Johann Joseph FUX Ouverture nr.4 en ré – Pour le rossignol – (instrumental)