Press Release

March 13, 2015

Great Performers 2015: Les Arts Florissants, April 23

Great Performers

Sunday, April 23 at 7 pm

Great Performers

Les Arts Florissants

Thursday, April 23 at 7:30 pm

Great Performers Chamber Orchestras

Les Arts Florissants

Le Jardin des Voix

William Christie, conductor

Lucía Martín Cartón, soprano

Lea Desandre, mezzo-soprano

Carlo Vistoli, countertenor

Nicholas Scott, tenor

Renato Dolcini, baritone

John Taylor Ward, bass

Banchieri: Già che ridotti siamo, from Il zabaione musicale: inventione boscareccia, et primo libro di madrigali

Stradella: Sinfonia [Lento], from Amanti, olà! (L’accademia d’Amore)

Vecchi: L’humore musicale, from Le veglie di Siena

Stradella: Excerpts from Amanti, olà! (L’accademia d’Amore)

Handel: Ah Stigie larve! Ah scellerati spettri, from Orlando, HWV 31

Wert: Queste non son più lagrime, from Il quinto libro de madrigali

Vivaldi: Ah sleale, ah spergiura, from Orlando furioso, RV Anh.84

Vivaldi: Gelosia, tu già rendi l’alma mia, from Ottone in villa, RV 729

Vivaldi: Care pupille, from La virtù trionfante dell’amore, e dell’odio, overo Il Tigrane, RV 740

Stradella: Excerpts from Amanti, olà! (L’accademia d’Amore)

Cimarosa: Vé che matta maledetta, from L’impresario in angustie

Haydn: Excerpts from La canterina, Hob. XXVIII: 2

Sarro: Excerpts from L’impresario delle Canarie

Mozart: Un bacio di mano, K.541

Haydn: Scellerata! mancatrice! traditrice!, from La canterina, Hob. XXVIII:2

Porpora: Oh se fosse il mio core

Haydn: Son confuso e stupefatto, from Orlando paladino, Hob. XXVIII:11

Founded by conductor, harpsichordist, and musicologist William Christie, Les Arts Florissants is one of the world’s most renowned early music and vocal ensembles. It has pioneered a resurgence of interest in French music of the 17th and 18th centuries. Le Jardin des Voix, the Ensemble’s vocal academy for young singers, recruits artists from around the world for an intensive two-week session of classes and workshops with vocal and theatrical specialists in Caen. A select number of singers are then chosen to tour Europe and the U.S. with Les Arts Florissants in concerts designed to showcase the latest crop of young talent.

Alice Tully Hall (Broadway at 65th St.)

Tickets, starting at $45, are available online at, by calling CenterCharge at 212.721.6500, or at the Avery Fisher and Alice Tully Hall box offices, Broadway and 65th Street. Limited availability.

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