A northerner by birth, Johann Adolf Hasse had hardly completed his apprentice years with the world-famous composers Nicola Porpora and Alessandro Scarlatti in southern Italy when he achieved his first big success in 1725. His serenade Marc’ Antonio e Cleopatra required acrobatic-virtuoso vocalism. At the time, the acclaimed singers Vittoria Tesi and Carlo Broschi (Farinelli) stepped into the title roles. The duo of contralto Delphine Galou as the Egyptian queen Cleopatra and countertenor Valer Sabadus as the Roman general Marc’Antonio are more than worthy, present-day counterparts, making every baroque music lover’s heart beat faster. Instrumental brilliance and baroque “drive” are guaranteed, as so often in Cologne, by the Accademia Bizantina under the leadership of the Early Music specialist Ottavio Dantone.
Pause nach dem 1. Teil gegen 20:50 | Ende gegen 22:00
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Johann Adolf Hasse
Marc' Antonio e Cleopatra (1725)
Serenata in zwei Teilen für Sopran, Mezzosopran und Orchester. Libretto von Francesco Ricciardi