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Bajazet fantasia

Anatolian opening

Act I
Allegro (I.) from Sinfonia RV 156
Aria "Qual Furore, qual affanno", (Asteria) / Bajazet
Adagio (II.) from concerto RV 156
Aria "Cum dederit" from Nisi Dominus, RV 608

Interlude 1 Telli Turnalar

Act II
Arie "Eia mater" and "Fac ut ardeat", from Stabat Mater, RV 621
Sinfonia (Andante molto) / Bajazet
Aria “Sposa son disprezzata” (Irena) / Bajazet
Aria “Svena, uccidi” (Asteria) / Bajazet

Interlude 2 Telli Turnalar

Allegro from the Cello Sonata, RV 44
Aria “Qual guerriero in campo (Irena) / Bajazet
Aria Armatae face and anguibis (Vagaus) / Judith Triumphans, RV 644

Le Concert de l’Hostel Dieu
Blandine de Sansal, mezzo soprano
Reynier Guerrero, 1st violin
Sayaka Shinoda, 2nd violon
André Costa, viola
Aude Walker-Viry, cello
Nicolas Janot, doublebass
Nicolas Muzy, theorbo and guitar
Franck-Emmanuel Comte, harpsichord, organ and direction

Ensemble Telli Turnalar
Gülay Hacer Toruk, vocals and bendir
Eléonore Fourniau, vocals, saz and hurdy-gurdy
Cangül Kanat, vocals and saz
Petra Nachtmanova, vocals and saz

Inspired by Vivaldi's pasticcio opera

Inspired by the fate of the Ottoman sultan Bayezid I, Bajazet is one of Vivaldi's most bewitching 'pasticcio operas'. Although composed of music that was rather heterogeneous in its inspiration and origin, the Venetian composed an original work, rich in brilliant and expressive arias.

The aim of the Concert de l'Hostel Dieu is to present the most beautiful extracts from Bajazet alongside secular and sacred music from Anatolia, performed by the Telli Turnalar Quartet. Made up of four female artists, who are in turn singers and instrumentalists, the bewitching music of this young Turkish ensemble will respond to the baroque arias of the 'red priest'.

From the Serenissima to the shores of the Bosphorus, Franck-Emmanuel Comte invites you on a journey through cultures and ages, offering a blend of styles that Le Concert de l'Hostel Dieu has the secret of...



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