1707: two opera titans meet each other in Venice. Among the audience at the première night of Alessandro Scarlatti’s hit-opera Mitridate eupatore was a young, then-unknown but extremely ambitious German: Georg Friedrich Händel.
The sumptuous composition must have had a big impact, because Händel continued the genre of opera seria in his new hometown Londen.
Holland Baroque chooses a vocal work of both composers: Händel’s famous Salve Regina and the moving cantata L’Arianna by Scarlatti.
For instrumental counterbalance, they will play concerti grossi by Locatelli and Scarlatti, the focal composer in this concert.
Holland Baroque enjoys working with inspiring guests. This evening two young artists will fulfill this role: Spanish soprano Eugenia Boix and Canadian violinist Aisslinn Nosky.
A. Scarlatti – Concerto grosso in f
G.F. Händel – Salve Regina
W.F. Bach – Sinfonia ‘Dissonant’ in F
A. Scarlatti – Ebra d’amor fuggia
P.A. Locatelli – Il pianto d’ Arianna