Alex Potter | countertenor
Les Ambassadeurs – La Grande Ecurie
Alexis Kossenko | flute and direction
Conductor Alexis Kossenko and countertenor Alex Potter bring Bach and Vivaldi into dialogue.
Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 BWV 1049
Vivaldi Nisi Dominus RV 608
Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 BWV 1050
Vivaldi « Sol da te mio dolce amore », aria from Orlando furioso RV 728
Young audience workshop Comment ça marche ?
Don't ask Alexis Kossenko to choose between playing the flute and conducting Les Ambassadeurs ~ La Grande Écurie, an ensemble with which he has been touring the Baroque scene for over ten years. The conductor and flute player will first give his all in Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 4, which puts the spotlight on his instrument. Before tackling the 5th, where the harpsichord becomes a soloist, countertenor Alex Potter explores the meanders of the Nisi Dominus of an unusually dark and anxious Vivaldi. Finally, voice, traverso and strings will join forces in 'Sol da te mio dolce amore', from Orlando Furioso composed by the Red Priest in 1727. "Your beautiful eyes are the stars through which love leads me to safety." O enchanting Largo...
COREALISATION Jeanine Roze Production / Théâtre des Champs-Elysées