Ann Hallenberg pays homage to José de Nebra on the 250th anniversary of his death

On the occasion of 250º of the death of José de Nebra, mezzosoprano Ann Hallenberg, accompanied by Baroque Orchestra of the University of Salamanca directed by Pedro Gandía, approaches for the first time this composer, cornerstone of Spanish music of the mid-eighteenth. Through his voice, Nebra arias share with others in the great scene Haendel, establishing a dialogue of affections that are woven around the joys and misfortunes of love. A program that probes the limits of emotion.

Swedish mezzo-soprano Ann Hallenberg regularly appears at opera houses and festivals such as the Teatro alla Scalade Milan, the Teatro la Fenice in Venice, the Teatro Real in Madrid, el Theater an der Wien, the Zurich Opera House, the Opéra National de París, the Lyon Opera, The Mint Theater of Bruselas, the Netherlands Opera in Amsterdam, el Bavarian State Opera de Múnich, the Berlin Staatsoper, the Semperoper of Dresden, la Royal Swedish Opera, the Salzburg Festival, the Verbier Festival and the Edinburgh Festival. His operatic repertoire includes a large number of roles from Rossini operas, Mozart,Gluck, Massenet, Haendel, Vivaldi and Monteverdi. In the concert format it is equally comfortable, appearing in concert halls and festivals throughout Europe and North America. Its repertoire comprises music from the early 17th century (Monteverdi y Horses), through Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Berlioz, Brahms, Mahler Chausson, to the contemporary repertoire of Franz Waxman and Daniel Börtz. Ann Hallenberg regularly works with directors like Fabio Biondi, William Christie,Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Emmanuelle Haïm, Philippe Herreweghe, Marc Minkowski, Riccardo Muti, Kent Nagano, Sir Roger Norrington, Sir Antonio Pappano, Christophe Rousset y Alberto Zedda. He has recorded more than 45 records and DVDs with music by Bach, Haendel, Vivaldi, Mozart, Haydn, Gluck, Rossini, Mendelssohn, Brahms y Bruckner, among others. At the 'International Opera Awards' in London 2016 his album Agrippina won the award for "Best Operatic Recital". This was his second award in that category., having also obtained it in 2014.

happiness and misfortune of love

Nebra and Haendel stage music

Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757)
Sonata in D major, K 140 (arr. W. ten Have)
Sonata in D major 'The hunt’, K 96 (arr. W. ten Have)
José de Nebra (1702-1768)
be, Oh Love from Love increases the value (1728)
Turtledove that lacks from The wind is the joy of love (1743)
The easier the wind from Love increases the value (1728)
George Frideric Haendel (1685-1759)
Joke Infidel from Ariodante, Gorge 33 (1735)
O take from Alexander Balus, Gorge 65 (1747)
Se bramate from Serse, Gorge 40 (1738)
Francesco Geminiani (1687-1762)
Concerto in D minor 'La Follia', on. 5, No 12 (1726)

Photo: ANN HALLENBERG © Örjan Jakobsson