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Performer: René Jacobs

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BarcelonaTelemann's Orpheus

Telemann: Orpheus
René Jacobs; Gran Teatre del Liceu; TBC; Mirella Hagen; Salome Haller; Kateryna Kasper
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Telemann's Orpheus in Amsterdam: a truly European opera

In the hands of B'Rock Orchestra and conductor René Jacobs, Telemann's polyglot opera, once thought lost to time, becomes more than just a curiosity.
****1
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Barocktage opens with a murder: Scarlatti’s Il primo omicidio

Romeo Castellucci’s inspiring and spiritual production lands in Berlin, with a superb cast of Baroque specialists and the B’Rock Orchestra under the baton of René Jacobs.
****1
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Jacobs’ plausible pleading on behalf of Leonore

Promoting Leonore, the original version of Beethoven's Fidelio, René Jacobs made several choices of his own, only some of them justifiable.
****1
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A boon for Beethoven buffs in Vienna

Beethoven lovers were expecting an authentic recreation of the first version of Fidelio but instead they got Leonore à la Jacobs.
***11
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Sparkling Così fan tutte in Barcelona

Jacobs has found in the excellent musicians of this orchestra the perfect laboratory to explore his conception of Mozart.
****1
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Inspired Ritorno d’Ulisse at the Concertgebouw

Under the baton of René Jacobs, B’rock Orchestra gave an inspired performance  that ought to contribute in giving Il ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria the place it deserves in the standard repertoire.
*****
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