Wednesday 5 October 2016 7:30PM

Anna Bonitatibus; Collegium 1704; Václav Luks

Semiramide 'La Signora Regale'

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  • Anna Bonitatibus mezzo-soprano
  • Collegium 1704* *Wigmore Hall Debut
  • Václav Luks conductor

Collegium 1704 is joined by Italian mezzo-soprano Anna Bonitatibus, recently hailed for her performance alongside Juan Diego Flórez in Rossini’s L’Italiana in Algeri at the Vienna State Opera.

Václav Luks and his Prague-based ensemble have secured rave reviews for their recordings, Bach’s Mass in B minor among them. Collegium 1704 makes its UK debut at Wigmore Hall with a programme of arias, songs and other works inspired by the legendary Assyrian queen Semiramis.

Her mythical story, retold by Metastasio in an opera libretto that received 30 settings between 1729 and 1819, involves the queen’s disguise as king, an unsuccessful poisoning plot and the final triumph of Semiramis.

  • Supported by Dunard Fund
  • Antonio Caldara (1671-1736)
      • Semiramide in Ascalone
        • Introduzione
        • Povera navicella
  • George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
      • Semiramide HWVA8
        • Fuggi dagl'occhi miei
  • Niccolò Jommelli (1714-1774)
      • Semiramide riconosciuta
        • Barbaro, non dolerti ...Tradita, sprezzata
  • Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714-1787)
        • Sémiramis
      • La Semiramide riconosciuta
        • Fuggi dagl’occhi miei
  • Ferdinando Bertoni (1725-1813)
      • Semiramide riconosciuta
        • Non so se più t’accendi
  • Francesco Bianchi (c.1752-1810)
      • La vendetta di Nino, o sia Semiramide
        • Sinfonia
  • Giovanni Paisiello (1740-1816)
      • La Semiramide in Villa
        • Serbo in seno il cor piagato
  • Sebastiano Nasolini (c.1768-1798)
      • La morte di Semiramide
        • Deh sospendi ai pianti miei…Serbo ancora un’alma altera
  • Charles-Simon Catel (1773-1830)
        • Sémiramis (Dance No. 1 and No. 2)
  • Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868)
      • Semiramide
        • Bel raggio lusinghier
  • Manuel García (1775-1832)
        • Semiramis
  • Encore
  • Sebastiano Nasolini
        • La morte di Semiramide
  • Nicola Porpora (1686-1768)
      • Semiramide regina dell'Assiria
        • Vanne fido, e al mesto regno

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