Gods, Nymphs and Fairies (Programme 2017)

Scherzi Musicali

Gods, Nymphs and Fairies
Photo: Philip Van Ootegem

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Starring:

Nicolas Achten, baritone

Theorbe, harp

Deborah Cachet, soprano

Annelies Decock, violin

Patrizio Germone, violin

Lucas Peres, violin

Philippe Grisvard, harpsichord

Duration: 1h 30 min incl. Intermission

Prices: A

Admission 45 minutes before the beginning of the performance

Gods, nymphs and fairies inhabit an entertaining concert by the Belgian group Scherzi Musicali, directed by Nicholas Achten, one of the wonderful Baroque musicians whose talents are manifold: singing, playing numerous instruments, directing, and writing arrangements. Purcell's operas “The Fairy Queen“ and “The Tempest“ build the groundwork of this concert. Created at the end of Shakespeare's century, these two pieces went down in musical history as so-called semi-operas thanks to their famous melodies. The audience can expect a selection of the most beautiful arias and instrumental pieces.

German premiere

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