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Gran Teatre del Liceu: AuditorioumBarcelona, Cataluña, 08002, Espagne
Dates/horaires selon le fuseau horaire de Madrid
samedi 29 janvier 202219:00
Gran Teatre del Liceu
William ChristieDirection
Ana Vieira LeiteSopranoPartenope
Helen CharlstonMezzo-sopranoRosmira
Jacob LawrenceTénorEmilio
Matthieu WalendzikBarytonOrmonte
Alberto Miguélez RoucoContreténorArmindo
Hugh CuttingContreténorArsace
Les Arts Florissants

Handel – the "dear Saxon", as he was nicknamed in Italian – dominated the London operatic scene for 22 years. He scored his first major success with Radamisto (1720). Partenope (1730) belongs to his so-called golden age.

The plot tells of the trials, tribulations and inner conflicts of Queen Partenope, the founder of Naples, as she tries to choose a husband from among three rival suitors (Arsace, Emilio and Armindo). The ensuing intrigues, strategies and cases of mistaken identity reveal certain profound truths about love and war. This Baroque comedy (structured like an opera seria) won great acclaim on its first showing at the King’s Theatre.

Though seldom performed, Partenope features captivating music and a charming, wildly imaginative libretto. William Christie will conduct this concert version performed by young singers from his prestigious academy, Le Jardin des Voix. Christie is an authority on Handel and his interpretation of this masterpiece will capture all the hidden allusions and touches of humour while exploiting the dramatic potential of each and every note.

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