A World Tour of Baroque Opera
In this first concert of its World Tour of Baroque Music series, La Follia performs famous Baroque opera arias from Italy, France, Germany, and England. The program includes arias by Monteverdi, Vivaldi, Lully, Handel, and others, and features five stellar soloists with La Follia's 17-piece Baroque orchestra.
Among the soloists and orchestra members are Austin Critics Table Award winners Jenifer Thyssen, Bruce Colson, and director Keith Womer. KMFA radio personality Sara Schneider, host of nationally syndicated Early Music Now, will provide commentary during the performance.
About the venue:
Redeemer Presbyterian Church is located in the revitalized area of East Austin, not far from the Metrorail MLK station and near the Mueller development across Airport Boulevard. There is free, ample and safe parking adjacent to the church. The venue offers excellent acoustics and sight lines and is ADA compliant. NOTE: HANDICAPPED ACCESS IS PARTICULARLY CLOSE AND CONVENIENT ON THE NORTH SIDE OF THE BUILDING.
Program listing (subject to change):
Monteverdi: Prologue of La Musica from L'Orfeo
Cavalli: "La bellazza e un don fugato" from Xerse
Porpora: "Alto giove" from Polifemo
Vivaldi: "Scherza l'aura lusinghiera" from Fornace
Keiser: "Se mai Perdo la Gloria d'Amani" from Croesses
Graun: "Godi l'amabile'" from Montezuma
Hasse: "Son qual per mare ignoto" from L'Olimpiade
Purcell: Cold Song from King Arthur
Purcell: "Hither this way" from King Arthur
Purcell: "Thy Hand Belinda" / "When I am laid in Earth" from Dido and Aeneas
Handel: "E un folle" from Alcina
Handel: "Caro! Bella!" from Guilio Cesare
Lully: "Plus j'observe ces lieux" from Armide
Rameau: "Tendre amour" from Les Indes Galante
Rameau: Danse les Sauvage and "Forets paisibles" from Les Indes Galante
About La Follia:
La Follia was founded in 1980, making it one of the oldest chamber ensembles of any kind in Austin. Among its numerous awards are three concerts cited as one of ten best classical music events of the year, as well as the 2016 Austin Critics Table award for overall Ensemble Performance.
Redeemer Presbyterian Church (View)
2111 Alexander Ave
Austin, TX 78722
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|