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Latte e Miele – Fuoco Obbligato

Latte e Miele – Fuoco Obbligato


Latte e Miele – Fuoco Obbligato


In this program of baroque obbligato arias, Fuoco Obbligato explores the human relationship with nature in its musical expression and poetic context.

We begin in the kingdom of love, with images of the ocean’s pearls, a flowing brook and milk dripping from ancient oaks - an evocative landscape full of promise in which the instrumental lines are melodious and sensual. We transition to a terrain of unrequited and lost love reflected by the mournful warbling of a flute, a lonely violin echoing the voice, or an eerie tapestry of sparse and hollow instrumental interjections in Rameau’s Lieux désolez which creates an atmosphere of utter anguish. Vivaldi’s aria brings us out of the melancoly depths, in which the lively 3/8 rhythm of the violin consoles the protagonist, and a spirited cello line propels us back to the anticipation of amorous encounters. Ultimately the soft breezes of Bach’s wedding cantata join with Boyce’s uplifting aria which speaks of flowing sweets and spicy gardens.



David Stern & Katharina Wolff – Artistic Direction


Anna Cavaliero – Soprano

Anne-Lise Polchlopek / Sophia Stern / Rémy Brès-Feuillet – Mezzo-soprano / Countertenor

Guy Elliott / Benoît Rameau - Tenor

Jean Bregnac - Flute

Katharina Wolff - Violin

Jennifer Hardy - Cello

Nora Dargazanli - Harpsichord


Empire of Love

BACHCantate BWV 182, Sinfonia 

KEISERFredegunda, « Vieni a me dolce oggetto »

BACHCantate BWV 204, « Meine Seele sei vergnügt »

CAMPRAIdomenée, « Coulez ruisseau »

MARCELLOArianna, « Latte e Mele »

Lonely Places

LAMPEDione, « Pretty warblers »

FACCOLas Amazonas, « Qué será, cielos, de mi »

RAMEAULes Boréades, « Lieux désolez »

VIVALDIOttone in Villa, « Guarda in questi occhi »

Flights of the Heart

RAMEAUCantate L’impatience, « L’impatience »

BACHCantate BWV 202, « Wenn die Frühlingslüfte streichen »

BOYCESérénade Solomon, « Softly rise, O southern breeze »


Jeudi 27 juillet 2023 – 20h30
Festival Itinéraire Baroque en Périgord
Église abbatiale de Cercles

Friday, August 11, 2023 - 4:00 pm
Festival Bach en Combrailles


Saturday, September 17, 2022 - 17:30
Château d’Ecouen – Musée National de la Renaissance Rue Jean Bullant, 95440 Ecouen
Free entry upon reservation with limited seating - Reservation Required: 01 34 38 38 50

Wednesday, November 23, 2022 - 19:00
Musée Marmottan Monet 
2 rue Louis Boilly, 75016 Paris
Pre-booking is required before November 17 (Limited seats) 01 46 47 83 23 / Requested participation : 20 €

Sunday, July 2, 2023 - 4:00 pm
Festival des Forges Royales