In the tradition of Carissimi and Handel, Falvetti’s very original music expresses the strong cross-cultural dimension of Sicily, a land blending singing from the East and West. Il Diluvio Universale, “dialogue with…
The talented conductor Leonardo García Alarcón is returning to the Centre for Fine Arts at the head of “his groups” to celebrate the 410th anniversary of the creation, in Mantua, of this opera which is one of the first…
Céline Scheen & Judith Van Wanroij sopranos
Cyril Auvity & Matthias Vidal hautes-contre
Thibaut Lenaerts ténor
Alain Buet basse
Chœur de Chambre de Namur & Millenium Orchestra
Direction Leonardo García Alarcón With…
Judith Van Wanroij Alceste
Emiliano Gonzalez Toro Admète / Apollo / 2nd triton
Edwin Crossley-Mercer Alcide
Marie-Claude Chappuis Céphise / Glory / A shadow
Enguerrand de Hys Lychas / Phérès / Alecton / 1st triton
Antonio Nola (1642 -1715)
Stabat Mater dolorosa for 4 voices
In Manus tuas for 4 voices Gaetano Veneziano (1656-1716)
Passio per il Venerdi Santo Valer Sabadus, Counter-tenor, Evangelist
Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège – Christian Arming conductor – Choeur de chambre de Namur – Maria Espada soprano – Johannes Chum tenor – Dietrich Henschel baritone PROGRAMME Die Schöpfung, Hob.XXI:2 Joseph…
André Campra Requiem
Les Talens Lyriques
Choeur de chambre de Namur
Christophe Rousset, direction
Caroline Arnaud, dessus I
Eva Zaïcik, dessus II
Philippe Gagné, haute-contre
Opera in semi-staged version
MUSIC Antonio Draghi
LIBRETTO Antonio Draghi, based on the play by Calderón CAPPELLA MEDITERRANEA
NAMUR CHAMBER CHOIR
MUSICAL DIRECTOR Leonardo García Alarcón
STAGING Gustavo Tambascio
Chœur de Chambre: Recordings
Telemann: A Portrait
SIGISMUND NEUKOMM, REQUIEM À LA MÉMOIRE DE LOUIS XV
Schütz, The Christmas Story
Roland De Lassus, Canticum Canticorum
The time of Monteverdi
Le Temple de la Gloire
Zaïs - Jean-Philippe Rameau
Velázquez and the Music of his Time
Cipriano De Rore - Ancor che col partire
Leonardo García Alarcón Artistic director
After studying the piano in Argentina, Leonardo García Alarcón moved to Europe in 1997 for advanced studies at the Conservatoire de Musique de Genève in the harpsichord class of Christiane Jaccottet. He was a member of Ensemble Elyma, and became Gabriel Garrido’s assistant before founding his own ensemble, Cappella Mediterranea, in 2005. From 2010 to 2013, he was in residence at the Centre Culturel de Rencontre d’Ambronay, where he is now an associate artist.
In 2010, he was appointed artistic director and principal conductor of the Choeur de Chambre de Namur. In 2015, he founded the Millenium Orchestra. He is also a professor of harpsichord conducting and Baroque vocal interpretation at the Conservatoire de Musique de Genève.
His discography—with Cappella Mediterranea, the Namur Chamber Choir, and Millenium Orchestra—has received widespread critical acclaim.
As a conductor and harpsichordist, he is invited to perform at festivals and concert halls the world over, including the opera houses of Montpellier, Lyon, Nantes, Rennes, and Lille; Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires; Concertgebouw in Amsterdam; Opéra de Monte-Carlo; Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris; Wigmore Hall in London; and Teatro Massimo in Palermo. He has conducted the Gulbenkian Orchestra in Lisbon, Orchestre de Chambre de Paris, and Freiburger Barockorchester, among others.
Since its first modern performance under his direction in 2011, Falvetti’s Il diluvio universale has been heard all over Europe, with concerts scheduled in 2016 and 2017 at the Vienna Konzerthaus and venues in Versailles and Geneva.
Following the success of Cavalli’s Elena at the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence in 2013, Leonardo García Alarcón also has been invited to appear at international opera houses, including the Teatro de la Zarzuela in Madrid, Opéra national de Paris, and Dutch National Opera and Ballet in Amsterdam.
In 2017, he will conduct three of Cavalli’s operas: Giasone in Geneva, Erismena in Aix-en-Provence, and Eliogabalo in Amsterdam. He also will lead Monteverdi’s Orfeo in Europe this spring, before taking it on tour to South America next fall.