A Neapolitan Opera Jewel: »La Stellidaura vendicante«
Hans Otto Theatre at the Tiefer See / Address: Schiffbauergasse
Opera in three Acts by Francesco Provenzale (1624-1704)
Libretto by Andrea Perrucci (1651-1704)
In Italian and Calabria dialect with German supertitles
Orismondo Carlo Allemano, tenor
Armidoro Adrian Strooper, tenor
Stellidaura Raffaella Milanesi, soprano
Giampietro Federico Sacchi, bass
Armillo Hagen Matzeit, countertenor
Twin Elves Aurélie Remy, Morgane Lambinet
ACADEMIA MONTIS REGALIS
Musical Director and harpsichord: Alessandro De Marchi
Directed by: François de Carpentries
Stage design & costumes: Karine Van Hercke
Wigs & masks: Elisabeth Delesalle
[TIME TO LISTEN] 4 p.m. Glass Lounge, Hans Otto Theatre
Members of the Production Team talk to Dr. Andrea Palent (in German)
Production from the Innsbrucker Festwochen der Alten Musik 2012.
Naples in 1674: a Duke stages an opera to entertain his illustrious guests in a villa, which offers a spectacular view onto the gulf. The star of the evening: the stunningly beautiful Giulia de Caro also lover to several of the noble men who have gathered. Duke Orismondo desires her as Stellidaura but she in turn loves his kinsman Armidoro and unleashes a jealousy drama packed with dramatic turns, passionate love lyrics and comedic wit. Francesco Provenzale turned this shining moment of Neapolitan Dolce Vita into a highlight in the history of opera. In 2012 Alessandro De Marchi and his ensemble revived the sound of this opera jewel in Innsbruck for the very first time and discovered Provenzale as the »Monteverdi of the South« whose music matches the opera style of his age with the soundscape of the pulsating Mediterranean metropolis. The baroque orchestra mutates into a Neapolitan street orchestra and the magically poetic production is touched by the spirit of the Commedia dell'Arte ...
In cooperation with Hans Otto Theater Potsdam GmbH.