Ann Hallenberg

Venice Baroque Orchestra

2019–2020 Season

Venice Baroque Orchestra
with Ann Hallenberg, mezzo-soprano

Gianpiero Zanocco, concertmaster

Friday, February 28, 2020 at 8pm | Emmanuel Church, Boston

The Swedish Nightingale: Arias of Vivaldi, Handel, Torri, and Broschi
In 1850, the famed showman P. T. Barnum arranged for an American tour of the most famous opera singer of Europe—the Swedish Nightingale, Jenny Lind. Now, 170 years later, fellow Swede and leading mezzo-soprano Ann Hallenberg follows in her footsteps with a triumphant program of gorgeously passionate Baroque arias by Vivaldi, Handel, and others. She makes her BEMF concert stage début appearing with “one of the world’s most adventurous and dramatic period instrument ensembles” (NPR) and frequent guests of BEMF, the Venice Baroque Orchestra, for this thrillingly energetic and profoundly theatrical repertoire from these Baroque masters.

Pre-Concert Talk at 7pm. Doors will open for the Pre-Concert Talk shortly before 7pm.

“Sensational virtuosity and warm tone.”

—The Guardian

Program

Antonio Vivaldi: Sinfonia in B minor for strings and basso continuo, RV 168
George Frideric Handel: Dopo L’orrore from Ottone
Pietro Torri: Quando il flebile usignolo from L’Ippolito
Vivaldi: Concerto in D minor for two violins, RV 514
Vivaldi: Gelido in ogni vena from Il Farnace
Vivaldi: Armatae face et anguibus from Juditha triumphans
Vivaldi: Concerto in D major for strings and basso continuo, RV 121
Handel: Crude Furie from Serse
Handel: Vieni, o figlio from Ottone
Vivaldi: Concerto in C major for strings and basso continuo, RV 119
Handel: Scherza infida from Ariodante
Carlo Broschi: Son qual nave from Artaserse

Artists

Ann Hallenberg, mezzo-soprano
Venice Baroque Orchestra
Gianpiero Zanocco, concertmaster

Giorgio Baldan, Giuseppe Cabrio, Lovato Francesco, Pro Gabriele, Russo Valentina, Nicola Mansutti, & Mauro Spinazzè, violin; Alessandra Di Vincenzo & Meri Skejic, viola; Massimo Raccanelli & Federico Toffano, violoncello; Alessandro Pivelli, double bass; Rossella Policardo, harpsichord; Ivano Zanenjgi, lute; Stefano Meloni, bassoon