Human love, love divine. Extraordinary baroque recital in Peralada

Last 8 August took place in the Church of Carmen de Peralada, an extraordinary baroque music recital entirely devoted to works georg Friedrich Handel, with the participation of lsoprano Nuria Rial, tenor Juan Sancho and the Baroque ensemble Capella Cracoviensis, led by its owner Jan Tomasz Adamus. The concert was entitled HUMAN LOVE, LOVE DIVINE, with a program prepared by Juan Sancho, of arias and duets from operas, cantatas and oratorios of Händel. Soprano benefits, tenor and orchestra were of high quality. An enthusiastic audience applauded with great force interventions singers and orchestra. This recital shows again the interest Peralada Festival aims baroque music.

The Catalan soprano Nuria Rial, It is developing an important career since he debuted at the opera The secret marriage Cimarosa, in 1998, in the Teatro Principal in Barcelona. Nuria Rial he oriented his career towards the Lied, Baroque and Renaissance music, as well as some Mozart operas. It has emerged as a singer of great international prestige, especially in Germany. His discography is extensive, taking in the last ten years an exclusive contract with SONY CLASSICAL. Precious voice and penetrating timbre, very bright and very well planned, with excellent and contrasted fraseo, mastery of all records and excellent resolution of coloratura.

Seville tenor Juan Sancho, He specializes in Baroque and Renaissance repertoire, having performed in the greatest theaters in the world. It has an extensive discography. He holds a superb technique, with an attractive voice timbre, magnificent phrasing and mastery of all records. Achacársele only could the voice, at times it is left behind lacking projection.

Nurial Rial wore her magnificent voice in all its interventions soloists: in the aria "I was lazy river" Cantata Aminta is Fillide Gorge 89, He offered an excellent fraseo, with a ridge line full of inflections, to show melancholy and sadness. Very bright was his interpretation of the aria "Let the bright Seraphim Oratory Samson Gorge 57, with superb resolution of agility, aria where a slow and fast alternating sections. Small dialogues highlight singer and trumpet, within a magnificent orchestral sound. The aria moves in a high tessitura where the soprano showed excellent high register. En el aria “With darkness deep” del Oratorio Theodora Gorge 68, a perfect combination of orchestra and singer occurs, who shows his brilliant vocal conditions, with excellent phrasing and the issuance of beautiful notes in pianissimo. Extraordinary interpretation of the aria "Eternal Source of Light Divine", of the Ode for Queen Anne, Gorge 74, began with the execution of beautiful melismata in conjunction with the orchestra, which leads to the magnificent trumpet solo performance that will establish continuous dialogue with the singer and shading his voice. The melismatic singing in a high tessitura, with occasional execution of trills, It will be the keynote of this beautiful aria, where Nurial Rial gets one of his best performances of the entire recital.

Juan Sancho shines in his first solo intervention, the aria "Prigioniera ho l'soul" from the opera Rodelinda, Gorge 19, with a good resolution of agility. The tenor also moves well in the high register. In the aria "With honor let desert be crow" belonging to Oratorio Judas Maccabaeus, He showed a flawless performance style, with excellent resolution of melismatic singing. Important solo trumpet at the beginning of the aria and accompaniment intervention and dialogue established with the singer. In the aria "È un folle" opera Alcina Gorge 34, Juan Sancho offers a song of bravura moments, with excellent acute rises. Highlight its full interpretation of warmth and musicality of the aria "waft her, angels, througt the skies "belonging to Oratorio Jephta, Gorge, with beautiful notes played in pianissimo.

In the numerous duets, the two singers showed good rapport: The first "Tra amplessi innocenti" Cantata Cecilia, a turn thy gaze, Gorge 89, It was superbly played, inserting in virtuosic variations repetitions, profusely corner melismático, with excellent orchestral response which highlights the continuous sound of the harpsichord, in small interludes that punctuate this breakneck pace duo, where two singers follow or join their voices with beautiful effects. In the duo Iole and Hyllus "O prince Whose virtues" belonging to the opera Hercules, Gorge 60, highlights the brilliant orchestral performance, and shines exceedingly voice Nurial Rial, with excellent resolution melisma and the occasional trill; Y, converge when the voices of both singers the best projection of the soprano note. One of the highlights of this recital is the interpretation of the duet "As steals the mourn" the The Allegro, The Penseroso and Moderate, Gorge 55, with excellent introduction of oboe and bassoon whose sound will shine end duo. The orchestral sound was very bright in the accompaniment to both interpreters, they look with beautiful vocal inflections. Equally, It was very beautiful duet "Dite Spera and are happy" opera Ariorante, Gorge 33, with a magnificent performance. En “Who calls my parting soul” del oratorio Esther, Gorge 50, He highlighted the soft, lilting orchestral sound, with both singers offering a high level of interpretation and where warm voice Nuria Rial, emerges with absolute brilliance and beauty, showing a bright high register. In the last duet "Happy, happy we!" from Acis and Galatea, Gorge, the voices of soprano and tenor offer a full interpretation of overflowing joy.

Providing excellent magnificent ensemble Capella Cracoviensis, well directed from the harpsichord by its owner Jan Thomasz Adamus, with some brilliant performances of the dancers pages: “Sarabande”, “Menuett”, “Gavotte”, "Enter pleasant dreams", "Enter fatal dreams" y "pleasant dreams input scared" of ópera Alcina Gorge 34 and "Ballo" of Ariorante. also highlight the orchestral performance of the overture. Long (II) Opera The pastor fido, Gorge 8, where the woods were emerging with force of orchestral sound . Once the concert, before the continuous applause from the audience, singers returned to interpret the beautiful duet "As steals the mourn". In sum, a magnificent baroque concert.