Today is the day

21 Apr

A musically intense week continues with a hopefully amazing concert by Anne Sofie von Otter. After seeing Natalie Dessay the other night, von Otter is another long term favourite of mine. I can’t believe the last time our diaries synchronised was back at the Proms over 4-5 years ago! (missed out on her Terezín/Theresienstadt concert in 2009 clashed with my holidays). I have admired her for her working ethos and her wonderful performances  on record (how can you not adore her Ariodante or her Weill songs). A singer of true versatility and impeccable taste.

Here’s the programme to whet you appetite, I’ll do my best to write a review for you perusal ASAP!

Monteverdi
Sinfonia from ‘Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria’
Di misera regina from ‘Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria’
In questo basso mondo from ‘Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria’
Strozzi
Cantata: Che si può fare
Monteverdi
Sí dolce è’l tormento
Provenzale
Squarciato appena havea
Rossi
Mio ben, teco il tormento
Charpentier
Quel prix de mon amour from ‘Médée’
Weldon (attrib. Purcell)
Dry those eyes from ‘The Tempest’
Purcell
From silent shades
Handel
Where’er you walk from ‘Semele’
Passacaglia in G minor for violin and cello
Ogni vento from ‘Agrippina’

Here’s an interactive presentation of the shots from her curtain call: Click!

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