Giovanni Antonini



Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868) – Sinfonia Il Barbiere di Siviglia (1816) 
W.A. Mozart (1756-1791) – Voi avete un cor fedele KV 217 (1775) Julia Lezhneva
W.A. Mozart – Ch’io mi scordi di te KV 505 (1786) Julia Lezhneva
Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) – Sinfonia L’Isola Disabitata Hob.Ia:13 (1779)
W.A. Mozart – Ei parte (recitativo) e Per pietà (Rondo) Così fan tutte (1789-90) Julia Lezhneva


Franz Schubert (1797-1828) – Sinfonie nr. 7 “Die Unvollendete” D. 759 (1822)
Gioachino Rossini – Assisa ai piè di un salice del Otello (1816) Julia Lezhneva
Franz Schubert – Ouverture in C Dur Im Italienischen Stile D. 591 (1817)
Gioachino Rossini – Tanti affetti in tal momento da La donna del lago (1819) Julia Lezhneva


‘Beautiful singing’: is there anything more difficult to precisely define? Conductor Giovanni Antonini, an adventurer through and through, will take Anima Eterna in search of the true source of nineteenth-century bel canto. With soprano Julia Lezhneva, Antonini will spin a vocal line stretching from Mozart to Rossini: agile, full of grand arcs and at the same time smoothly dancing across the tempo. The orchestra will also explore the fluid phrasing that the bel canto stars of the past had mastered down to its tiniest details. We’ll bet that even Schubert’s Unfinished will sing as it never has before! 

Anima Offstage with Marjan de Haer

Finally, a program with a harp part! That’s what Marjan de Haer must have thought. Marjan plays an original Erard double pedal harp from 1812.

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