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Composer: Steffani, Agostino (1653-1728)

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Year of birth1653
Year of death1728
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Bartoli and Jaroussky enchant at Wigmore Hall

Cecilia Bartoli © Uli Weber | Decca
Considering how rarely celebrated diva Cecilia Bartoli appears in London, Wigmore Hall certainly pulled off a coup by making her duo concert with Philippe Jaroussky happen.
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Love comes from fate premières after 300 years

Amor vien al destino: Ensemble © Thomas M. Jauk | Staatsoper Berlin
Amor vien dal destino, by the celebrated multi-talented Italian Agostino Steffani, receives its first staging in 300 years in Berlin's Schiller Theater under the direction of René Jacobs.
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Jaroussky and Gauvin star in Steffani's Niobe

Karina Gauvin © Michael Slobodian
In spite of superb performances from the Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra and the two lead soloists, Steffani’s Niobe at the Concertgebouw offers too few inspired moments to make it truly memorable.
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Girolamo Abos' Stabat Mater in Valletta

Abos' Stabat Mater is given an enthusiastic response at the Valletta International Baroque Festival. 
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Rare treat: La lotta d’Ercole con Acheloo

La lotta d’Ercole con Acheloo © Laera
La lotta d’Ercole con Acheloo has never been performed in Italy before, so this production sheds light on both Steffani's work and on this Festival's high quality. 
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