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Josef MYSLIVEČEK – L'Olimpiade

Josef MYSLIVEČEK – L'Olimpiade

L'Olimpiade (1778)
opera seria in three acts on libretto by Pietro Metastasio

Premiere: 30 April 2013, National Theatre in Prague (Estate Theater)


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The opera was first performed at the Teatro San Carlo in Naples on 4 November 1778, the name day of king Charles III of Spain, the former ruler of the Kingdom of Naples whose birthday and name day were still celebrated with operatic productions under the rule of his son Ferdinand. It is unquesti-onably one of the finest settings of this Metastasian libretto ever produced. Contemporary music criticism praised in particular the composer's setting of the aria "Se cerca, se dice" as sung by Luigi Marchesi, a close friend and professional collaborator of the composer.

Clistene, king of Sicyon – tenor
Aristea, his daughter, beloved of Megacle – soprano
Megacle, in love with Aristea, friend of Licida soprano
Licida, believed to be the son of the king of Crete, in love with Aristea, friend of Megacle – mezzo-soprano
Argene, a Cretan lady dressed as a shepherdess under the name of Licori, in love with Licida – soprano   
Aminta, tutor of Licida    – tenor
Alcandro, confidant of Clistene    – soprano (breeches role)

Coproduction:
National Theatre in Prague (CR), théâtre de CaenOpéra de Dijon (FR) & Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg (LU)

Josef HAYDN & Jiří Antonín BENDA – Ariane à Naxos

Josef HAYDN & Jiří Antonín BENDA – Ariane à Naxos

Joseph Haydn (1732–1809)
Symphonie Le Matin, Cantate Ariane à Naxos for soprano & orchestra
Jiří Antonín Benda (1722–1795)
Ariane à Naxos (1775) melodrama on text by Johann Christian Brandes


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Louise Moaty – Adriana
Benjamin Lazar – Theseus
Alexandra Rübner – Oreada
Louise Moaty & Benjamin Lazar – stage directors
Collegium 1704, Václav Luks – conductor

Collegium 1704
5 – 4 – 3 – 2 – 1
2 flute – 2 oboes – 2 bassoons
2 horns – harpsichord

Duration:
1 h 15 min
Christoph Willibald GLUCK – Le Cinesi

Christoph Willibald GLUCK – Le Cinesi

Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714–1787)
Le Cinesi - opéra buffa on libreto by Pietro Metastasio
Joseph Haydn (1732–1809)
Symphony Le Midi



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Performed in Baroque Theatre Český Krumlov in 2008.

Programme:

J. Haydn – Symphonie Le Midi

C. W. Gluck – Le Cinesi

 

Cast:
Stanislava Mihalcová – Sivene (soprano)
Kamila Ševčíková – Tangia (mezzosoprano)
Stanislava Jirků – Lisinga (alto)
Tomáš Král – Silango (baritone) 

Andrea Miltnerová – director and choreographer

Christopher Vinz – costumes

 

Collegium 1704
3 – 2 – 2 – 1 – 1
flute – 2 oboes – 2 horns – percussion – harpsichord

Václav Luks – conductor, harpsichord

 

 

Stanislava Mihalcová – Sivene (soprano)   

Kamila Ševčíková – Tangia (mezzo) 

Stanislava Jirků – Lisinga (alto) 

Tomáš Král – Silango (baryton)   

 

Andrea Miltnerová

metteur en scène, chorégraphe

 

Christopher Vinz

création des costumes

 

Collegium 1704

3 – 2 – 2 – 1 – 1

flûte – 2 hautbois – 2 cors – percussion – clavecin

 

Václav Luks 

directeur artistique, clavecin

 

 

réalisé en 2008 au Théâtre baroque

de Česky Krumlov

 

durée : 1h  

Georg Friedrich HÄNDEL – Rinaldo

Georg Friedrich HÄNDEL – Rinaldo

Georg Friedrich Händel (1685–1759)
Rinaldo HWV 7
opera seria in 3 acts on libretto by Giacomo Rossi after Aron Hill
story after Liberated Jerusalem by Torquato Tasso


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Premiere: 4th April 2009, National Theatre in Prague
Other performances: Opera Royal de Versailles, January 2011

Collegium 1704 orchestra
Václav Luks conductor
Louise Moaty stage director

Julia Gros de Gasquet director assistant
Adeline Caron stage design
Alain Blanchot costumes
Christophe Naillet light design
Françoise Denieau choreography
Mathilde Benmoussa make-up

Diana Moore / Mariana Rewerski* Rinaldo (mezzosoprano)
Kateřina Knězíková* / Yeree Suh* Almirena (soprano)
Stanislava Jirků Goffredo (mezzo-soprano)
Adam Plachetka / Tobias Berndt Argante (bass-baritone)
Marie Fajtová Armida (soprano)
Markéta Cukrová Eustazio (mezzosoprano)
David Nykl / Jan Martiník* Mago, Araldo (baritone)
Stanislava Mihalcová Sirena, Donna (soprano)
Andrea Brožáková Sirena (soprano)
* first cast, performances in 2009-2010 (Prague, France, Luxembourg)

ballet dancers:
Andrea Miltnerová, Romana Konrádová, Viktor Badinka, Jan Březina, Germans Filipovs 
a Petr Kříž

Co-producers:
National Theatre in Prague, Théâtre de Caen, Opéra de Rennes and Grand Théâtre du Luxembourg

Premiere:
4th April 2009, National Theatre in Prague

Cast:

scenic performance: 9 singers, 6 dancers, 35 musicians

scenic performance in total: 50 artists + conductor + production (52) + scenic team

concert performance: 9 singers, 35 musicians

concert performance in total: 44 artists + conductor + production (46)


Image gallery


Eternal source of light divine – Georg Friedrich HÄNDEL, Henry PURCELL

Eternal source of light divine – Georg Friedrich HÄNDEL, Henry PURCELL

Eternal source of light divine



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Henry Purcell (1659–1695)
Anthem "Hear my prayer, O Lord" Z 15
Anthem "Remember not, O Lord, our offences" Z 50
Anthem "The Lord is my light" Z 55

Georg Friedrich Händel – Dixit Dominus HWV 23
(or Henry Purcell – Te Deum in D Z 232)

Georg Friedrich Händel
Eternal source of light divine HWV 74, Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne (1713/14)

Collegium 1704

strings 5– 4 – 3 – 2 – 1

2 ob, 2 trp, fg, harpsichord/organ, theorbe

(22 musicians)

 
Collegium Vocale 1704

SATB 5 – 4 – 4 – 4

 

Soloists – members of the choir

Václav Luks – conductor

Les Elemens: Jean-Féry REBEL, Jan Dismas ZELENKA, Georg Friedrich HÄNDEL

Les Elemens: Jean-Féry REBEL, Jan Dismas ZELENKA, Georg Friedrich HÄNDEL

Raffaella Milanesi & Václav Luks

Les Elemens


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Jean-Féry Rebel – Les Élémens
Jan Dismas Zelenka – In exitu Israel ZWV 83
Georg Friedrich Händel – Cantate Tra le Fiamme HWV 170
Georg Friedrich Händel – Cantata Donna, che in ciel di tanta luce splendi HWV 233

Raffaella Milanesi – soprano

Collegium Vocale 1704, Collegium 1704
Václav Luks – conductor 

Programme:


Jean-Féry Rebel (1666–1747)

Les Élémens
Simphonie nouvelle pour ballet, 1737

Jan Dismas Zelenka (1679–1745)
In exitu Israel ZWV 83 (1725)

Georg Friedrich Händel (1685–1759)
Cantate Tra le Fiamme (1708), HWV 170

 

* * * * *

 

Georg Friedrich Händel
Cantata Donna, che in ciel di tanta luce splendi HWV 233
per l'Anniversario della liberazione di Roma dal terremoto del 1702–3 (1708, Roma)

 

Collegium Vocale 1704

4 S, 3 A, 3 T, 3 B (13 pers.)


Collegium 1704
strings: 5-4-3-2-1
2 ob, 2 fl, 1 fg, cembalo, theorbe, viola da gamba (23 pers.)



Johann Sebastian BACH – Mass in B Minor

Johann Sebastian BACH – Mass in B Minor

Johann Sebastian Bach 
(1685–1750)

Mass in B minor BWV 232


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The Mass in B minor BWV 232 (Missa solemnis toni Si minoris) is a musical setting of the complete Latin Mass which Bach composed for the Dresden court between years 1724–1749. The Mass was most probably never performed in totality during Bach's lifetime, and the work largely disappeared in the 18th century. Several performances in the early 19th century, however, sparked a revival both of the piece and the larger rediscovery of Bach's music. Today, it is widely hailed as a monumental work of the late Baroque and is frequently performed.

Collegium 1704
5 – 4 – 3 – 2 – 1
2 flutes – 3 oboes – 2 bassoons – horns
3 trumpets – timpani – organ

Collegium Vocale 1704
18 singers

soloists SATB

Václav Luks – conductor

Duration: 2 h
Johann Sebastian BACH – Oster Oratorium

Johann Sebastian BACH – Oster Oratorium

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750)

Oster Oratorium BWV 249
Magnificat in D, BWV 243                


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Collegium 1704
Collegium Vocale 1704
Soloists SATB
Václav Luks – conductor

Collegium 1704
5 – 4 – 3 – 2 – 1
2 fl -  2 ob – fg – 2trp – timpani – orgue

Collegium Vocale 1704
5 – 4 – 4 – 4

soli : SATB
Johann Sebastian BACH – Saint John Passion

Johann Sebastian BACH – Saint John Passion

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)

Saint John Passion 
BWV 245



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Collegium 1704

Collegium Vocale 1704

Soloists
Václav Luks – conductor

Collegium 1704
strings: 5 – 4 – 3 – 2 – 1
2 flutes – 2 oboes – bassoon – organ – viola da gamba

Collegium Vocale 1704
16 singers

soloists SATB (members of the choir)

Evangelista
Johann Sebastian BACH – Saint Matthew Passion

Johann Sebastian BACH – Saint Matthew Passion

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)

Saint Matthew Passion 
BWV 244 (1727)


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Collegium 1704
Collegium Vocale 1704

Soloists
Václav Luks – conductor

Collegium 1704

strings: 5 – 5 – 4 –  2 – 2
2 flutes, 3 oboes, 2 bassons, French horn, 3 trumpets, organ, timpani

Collegium Vocale 1704
20 singers

soloists SATB (members of the choir)

Evangelista

Duration: 2 h 45 min. without intermission

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