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Fuoco Obbligato – Tête-à-tête

Fuoco Obbligato – Tête-à-tête


Fuoco Obbligato – Tête-à-tête


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.


David Stern - Conductor

Katharina Wolff - Artistic Direction


Anna Cavaliero – Soprano

Rémy Brès-Feuillet - Countertenor

Katharina Wolff - Violin

Jean Bregnac - Flute (traverso)

Patricia Lavail - Flute

Jérôme Huille - Cello

Clément Geoffroy - Harpsichord


Johann Sebastian BACH – BWV 204, Ich Bin In Mir Vergnügt – 6. « Meine Seele Sei Vergnügt »

Nicola Antonio Giacinto PORPORA – Deianira, Iole e Ercole – « Scuote la chioma d’oro »

Antonio VIVALDI – Orlando finto pazzo – « Se garrisce la rondinella »

Giacomo FACCO – Las Amazonas de Espana – « Qué sera cielos de mi »

Johann Joseph FUX – Ouverture nr.4 en ré – Pour le rossignol

Benedetto Giacomo MARCELLO – Arianna – « Come mai poi vedermi piangere »

Georg Caspar SCHÜRMANN – Die getreue Alceste – « Gute Nacht, ihr schönsten Blicke »


Thursday, July 15, 2021
La Scène Adamoise
Parc Manchez, Avenue du Général De Gaulle 95290 L’Isle Adam

Saturday, July 17, 2021
La Commanderie Route de Dampierre, 78990 Élancourt

Sunday, September 19, 2021
Musée d’Art et d’Histoire de Meudon 11 rue des Pierres, 92190 Meudon