Sabine Devieilhe soprano
Marianne Crebassa mezzo-soprano
Emmanuelle Haïm harpsichord, organ and direction
Concert d’Astrée Soloists
You are guaranteed to enjoy listening to the refined voices of Sabine Devieilhe and Marianne Crebassa singing Handel together.
Marianne Crebassa, Sabine Devieilhe © Simon Fowler - MolinaVisuals
Haendel Armida abbandonata, Cantata for one voice HWV 105
Sonata in trio op.2 No.1
Lucrezia, cantata for one voice HWV 145
Aminta e Fillide, cantata for two voices HWV 83
Although Handel was destined to become the most illustrious representative of Italian opera of his era, he actually spent very little time in Italy. However, it was during one of his brief trips that he composed most of his cantatas aimed at a select local private audience. The cantata differs from an operatic aria because although it is composed of several pieces (sacred or profane) it theoretically has no theatrical or dramatic characteristics. This form flourished in particular in the baroque era in response to the new vogue for “domestic” concerts. Handel composed approximately sixty cantatas, mostly for the female voice. But a leopard cannot change its spots and the form inevitably takes on a theatrical aspect in this musician’s hands. This evening is a must as three cantatas will be quite literally brought to life by the grace and elegance of delightful performers Sabine Devieilhe and Marianne Crebassa.
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