- Excerpts from operas Il trionfo della fedeltà ans Talestri, regina delle amazoni by Maria Antonia Walpurgis
- Excerpts from oratorios and cantatas by Carl Heinrich Graun, Johann Adolph Hasse and Giovanni Alberto Ristori, on booklets by Maria Antonia Walpurgis
When art and power unite: Maria Antonia Walpurgis, Baroque composer, poet and Regent of Saxony
Maria Antonia Walpurgis Symphorosa was a multifaceted woman of power. In addition to being a singer and a composer, the Princess of Bavaria and Electress of Saxony was also a refined librettist and great patron of the arts, who turned her court into a ’Versailles in Saxony’, of which the magnificence enlightened Germany. However, one of her main talents was without doubt her ability to associate art and power, whether as a patron or a composer. Her opera Talestri, regina delle amazoni, in which she interpreted the main role, is a perfect illustration of the political touch she gave her works, and which played a part in creating her image as an enlightened sovereign.
In performing her works and works by renowned contemporaries who composed music on her poems, the Concert de l’Hostel Dieu draws a musical portrait of this forgotten artist.
Traduction : Delphine-Anne-Rousseau