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Il Paradiso

Il Paradiso perduto, oratorio in two parts attributed to Luigi da Mancia (1658-c.1708), the manuscript can be found at the Lyon public Library, rating FM 133618 (Lyon Concert Academy funds).

Céline Scheen, soprano (Adamo)
Fiona McGown, mezzo soprano (Eva)
Fabien Hyon, tenor (Il Dio)
Salvo Vitale, bass (Il Serpente)
Ana Vieira Leite, soprano (Angelo)
Dagmar Šašková, mezzo soprano (La Morte)
Le Concert de l’Hostel Dieu
Franck-Emmanuel Comte, harpsichord and musical direction

Marco Bizzarini, musicologist
Maria Luisa Baldassari, score edition
Luc Hernandez, editorial advisor

On stage:
6 soloists, 27 instrumentalists, 1 conductor
Choir : option (contact us)

Le Concert de l’Hostel Dieu is known for preserving and enhancing Lyon’s baroque heritage. The ensemble’s 2021-2022 concert season will include a new project: the re-creation of the oratorio Il Paradiso perduto, a masterpiece attributed to the forgotten genius Luigi da Mancia, and of which the manuscript is preserved in the Lyon public library.

Le Concert de l’Hostel Dieu has started a fascinating musicological enquiry, in order to solve the many mysteries surrounding this manuscript and its alleged composer. The steps of the exciting adventure towards unearthing and bringing (back) to life a manuscript, of which the extraordinarily varied orchestration offers music of a surprising splendour, will include musicological research, transcription and edition, concerts and recordings.

#1 The Mystery of the Unpublished Manuscript

#2 A Musical Evocation of the Garden of Eden

#3 Staging emotions

In partnership with the Bibliothèque municipale de Lyon, l'Institut Culturel Italien et l'Auditorium-Orchestre national de Lyon. In collaboration with the musicologist Marco Bizzarini.



21 March 2022
Lyon (France)
Auditorium Orchestre national de Lyon
Il Paradiso Perduto
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