A cross look, between baroque sounds and contemporary music, between French and English aesthetics. Fifty-fifty brings together two contemporary creations for Baroque instruments in the same program. One by David Chalmin, inspired by Purcell's music, the other by Martyn Harry, inspired by Lully's work.
Zephyr, river, birds, wind, a charming pantheistic ideal… Attributed to Luigi Da Mancia, an unjustly forgotten genius of the Italian 17th century, this oratorio celebrates the Garden of Eden and our belonging to an unaltered environment before it was corrupted by the hand of Man.
The ancient myth of Medea has long fascinated artists and inspired baroque composers to pen some of their most spectacular arias: Chapentier and Händel provided two very revealing interpretations of the same legendary personality, both of which are brought to life on stage by the brilliant mezzo-soprano Lila Hajosi.