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Rolando Villazón, Bruno de Sá, Véronique Gens, Valer Sabadus, Julia Lezhneva Headline Bayreuth Baroque’s 2023 Season
23.01.2023

By David Salazar
Bayreuth Baroque has announced its 2023 festival slate.

The company announced that it will kick off with Händel’s “Flavio, Re de’ Longobardi.” The opera will be directed by Max Emanuel Cencic and conducted by Benjamin Bayl. It will star Max Emanuel Cencic, Julia Lezhneva, Sreten Manojlovic, Rémy Brès-Feullet, Sonka Runje, and Yuriy Mynenko.

Performance Dates: Sept. 7 – 17, 2023

Next up is “Valer Sabadus: Opera arias by Carl Heinrich Graun.” The showcase will feature countertenor Valer Sabadus alongside the {oh!} Orkiestra under Martyna Pastuszka.

Performance Dates: Sept. 8, 2023

Next up is a recital starring Reginald Mobley. The countertenor will perform works by Henry Purcell, George Frideric Händel, and Ignatius Sancho alongside harpsichordist Violaine Cochard and viola de gamba player Christine Plubeau.

Performance Dates: Sept. 9, 2023

Véronique Gens will join forces with Ensemble Les Surprises and Louis-Noël Bestion de Camboulas for a program of music by Jean-Batiste Lully, Henry Desmarest, André Cardinal Destouches, Pascal Collasse, and François Rebel / François Francœur.

Performance Dates: Sept. 10, 2023

Maayan Licht and harpsichordist Guy Maori will present a Dinner-Concert featuring music by Händel and Vivaldi.

Performance Dates: Sept. 11, 2023

That is followed up by a production of “L’Orfeo” starring Rolando Villazón, Theodora Baka, Irini Bilini, Myrsini Margariti, Sophia Ptasi, Lenia Safiropoulou, Marios Sarantidis, Latinitas Nostra, Maria Palaska, and Savina Yannatou. Markellos Chryssicos conducts and Thanos Papakonstantnou directs.

Performance Dates: Sept. 12 & 13, 2023

Bruno da Sá performs with nuovo barocco under Dimitris Karakantas. The showcase features music by Francesco Scarlatti, Leonardo Vinci, Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, Francesco Durante, Carlo Sellitto, Domenico Cimarosa, Johann Adolph Hasse, Tommaso Traetta, Nicola Antonio Porpora, and Riccardo Broschi.

Performance Dates: Sept. 14, 2023

Dennis Orellana will perform a concert featuring music by Alessandro Scarlatti, Girolamo Fantini, Antonio Maria Bononcini, Francesco Gasparini, Bernardo Pasquini, and Antonio Caldara. She appears alongside musicians such as Julian Zimmermann, Diego Ares, and Sophie Lamberbourg.

Performance Dates: Sept. 16, 2023

The season draws to a close with a concert starring Daniel Behle and Concerto Köln. Egenii Sviridov conducts.

Performance Dates: Sept. 16, 2023

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