Sonya Yoncheva | soprano
Wolfgang Katschner | direction
Ensemble Lautten Compagney Berlin 1600
Sonya Yoncheva celebrates Monteverdi, Caccini and Carissimi, great musical figures of the early baroque.
Arias and melodies from XVIIe century and traditionnals arias from Strozzi, Carissimi, Monteverdi, Sandrin, Caccini, Legrenzi, Caldara, Cesti
Sonya Yoncheva proved her talent on stages all over the world. One of the distinctive qualities of this major artist is the particularly impressive range of her repertoire: She takes on the most virtuoso tragic roles - Violetta, Mimi, Norma, Tosca, Lucia... - as well as the heroines of the great French opera - Roméo et Juliette, Les Pêcheurs de perles, Faust, Thaïs - but also appears in operas by Mozart, Gluck and Cherubini, and excels equally well in Baroque masterpieces such as Giulio Cesare, Agrippina and Alcina by Handel. She has been a regular guest of the Grandes Voix for several years and is constantly innovating, always offering original programmes that draw on different eras and styles. This season, she strives to sublimate the composers of the early Baroque, at the origin of the creation of the opera genre: these are the main figures such as Monteverdi, Caccini or Carissimi, as well as their contemporaries with less familiar names but who deserve to be better known (Barbara Strozzi, Legrenzi, Caldara...). A few traditional tunes complete this repertoire which allows Sonya Yoncheva to reconnect in an innovative way with her first musical loves.
PRODUCTION Les Grandes Voix