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Philippe Jaroussky: Dolce Tormento

Emiliano Gonzalez Toro, musical direction
Emöke Barath, soprano
Anthea Pichanick, contralto
Philippe Jaroussky, countertenor

The Ensemble I Gemelli takes us on a journey to the heart of the Italian 17th century, between cult arias and cantatas of the period. A timeless rendezvous at the Théâtre Graslin in Nantes.

From Monterverdi to Cavalli via Sances, Strozzi and Carissimi, the Ensemble I Gemelli embraces a myriad of Italian works from the 17th century. Created by Emiliano Gonzalez Toro and Mathilde Etienne in 2018, the Ensemble specializes in 17th century vocal music. I Gemelli is characterized, moreover, by an original musical direction: starting from the song, the continuo and the orchestra being considered as an expansion of the song. A closed-door concert to discover in its simplicity and power.


Francesco Cavalli: Eliogabalo: Overture
Francesco Cavalli: Il Giasone: Delizie contente
Giovanni Felice Sances: Occhi, sfere vivace
Athanasius Kircher: Tarantella tono hypodorico
Francesco Cavalli: La calisto: Duo Linfea – Satirino
Francesco Cavalli: La calisto: Restino imbalsamate
Benedetto Ferrari: Amante, io vi so dire
Dario Castello: Sonata 4
Girolamo Frescobaldi: Se l’aura spira
Tarquinio Merula: Folle è ben che si crede
Claudio Monteverdi: Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria: Lamento di Penelope
Francesco Cavalli: Eliogabalo: Lo resto solo lamento di Alessandro
Claudio Monteverdi: Incoronazione di poppea: Pur ti miro, Si dolce il tormento


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Music genre
Seasonal Music
Choral Music / Vocal
72 mins
Colin Laurent
Production year