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    Julia Lezhneva | soprano
    Carlo Vistoli | countertenor

    Les Accents
    Thibault Noally | direction and violin

    Julia Lezhneva and Carlo Vistoli, the established new generation of singers, bring us an exceptional programme.

    Julia Lezhneva, Carlo Vistoli
    Julia Lezhneva © Emil Maatnev, Carlo Vistoli © Nicola Allegri

    Porpora  « Come Nave in mezzo all’onde », aria excerpt from Siface
    Haendel  « Mi lusinga il dolce affetto », aria excerpt from Alcina 
    « Caro! Bella! », duet excerpt from Giulio Cesare
    Sonata a 5 
    Graun  « Senza di te », aria excerpt from Coriolano
    Porpora  « O di spietati Numi... Tu spietato non farai », recitative and aria excerpts from Ifigenia in Aulide
    Vivaldi  « Zeffiretti che sussurate », aria excerpt from Ercole sul Termodonte
    Haendel  « Un pensiero nemico di pace », aria excerpt from Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno « Venti, turbini », aria excerpt from Rinaldo
    « Io t’abraccio », duo excerpt from Rodelinda
    Vivaldi  Tempesta di Mare RV 253
    Porpora  « Alto Giove », aria excerpt from Polifemo
    Graun  « Mi paventi il figlio indegno », aria excerpt from Britannico

    The young Russian singer Julia Lezhneva, who is equally agile in Handel, Mozart and Rossini, is compelling as she tackles the most tortuous arias with ease. This evening will be a treat for her as the programme she is presenting with countertenor Carlo Vistoli requires both panache and a mastery of rhythm. The young Italian has already carved out a place for himself in the small world of countertenors since his early days in William Christie’s Jardin des Voix. With his powerful projection, and speed which is never to the detriment of careful phrasing, he has performed on some of the most impressive baroque stages in the world in recent seasons (Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, Salzburg Festival, the Rome Opera House, La Fenice in Venice, and the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, to name but a few). The rich programme which they are presenting this evening brings together some of the finest works by Vivaldi, Handel and Porpora in particular.

    Production Théâtre des Champs-Elysées

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