Fabio Biondi addresses the soprano Roberta Invernizzi and the contralto Sonia Prina in "Gloria and Imeneo", from Vivaldi, in the concert offered by the Orchestra of Valencia this Thursday, 6 October, at Auditorium of the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia.
Les Arts receives first two of the great divas of the Baroque, who also sing in the second part of the evening another work of Vivaldi, his famous "Gloria RV 589", together with the mezzosoprano Placido Domingo Nozomi Centre Kato and the Cor de la Generalitat Valenciana.
The concert is part of the II Preseason with popular prices Les Arts, with locations between 10 Y 20 euros.
Vivaldi's work is strongly linked to the path of Fabio Biondi since revolutionized in 1990 the market and critical edition of "The Four Seasons". The extensive discography of musical director of Les Arts on the repertoire of 'The Red Priest' He has received applause from the press: "Vivaldi's concertos" was worthy of awards such as the 'Award Cini' of Venice; 'Choc de la Musique', cinco ‘Diapasons d’Or’, 'Diapason d'Or of the Year of Telerama y el' Prix du Disque 'in Francia; or the Prize of the German RTL, besides the opera "Bajazet", nominated 2006 Grammy Awards US.
the soprano Roberta Invernizzi is one of the great voices of classical and baroque repertoire. The Milanese diva has sung in the most prestigious theaters, directed by teachers as Claudio Abbado, Rinaldo Alessandrini, Fabio Biondi, Franz Bruggen, Ottavio Dantone, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Gustav Leonhardt and Jordi Savall. Collaborates regularly with the Concentus Musicus Wien formations, Accademia Bizantina, Il Giardino Armonico, Cappella della Pietà dei Turchini and Europa Galante, among other. He has recorded nearly seventy albums for major record labels.
Meanwhile, Sonia Prina It is considered one of the best contralto of her generation. Trained at the Academy of young singers from the Scala, his distinctive voice soon began to grasp the interest of theaters and auditoriums worldwide. Among his most acclaimed performances include titles such as "Orlando" (Théâtre des Champs Elysées Ópera y Sídney), “Rinaldo” (Scala and Zurich), “Tamerlano” (Munich), "Julius Caesar" (Ravenna, Genoa and Lille), Polinesso in the role of "Ariodante" (Festival of Aix en Provence) or "Ascanio in Alba" (Salzburg Festival).
“Gloria and Imeneo "
“Gloria and Imeneo "Vivaldi is a custom to the French ambassador in Venice, Jacques Vincent languishes, Count of Gergy, on the occasion of the betrothal of Louis XV with the Polish princess Maria Leszcynska. The work was performed in an organized party in the gardens of the embassy 12 September 1725.
His two allegorical characters represent the god of marriage, Hymenaeus, and Glory, who plays for the occasion to the French royal house. It should be noted that Antonio Vivaldi established between these characters no action, but look for them solely to sing a paean to newlyweds, where it seems, maybe, both figures, equipped with soprano and contralto voice, compete for the exaltation of the radiant future of the French monarchy, represented by two real boyfriends, in a succession of short and animated lyrical recitatives and large expansions of beauty recognizably Vivaldi.