Amate Stelle: Arias for Anna Maria Strada Marie Lys, Abchordis Ensemble, Andrea Buccarella

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Label: Glossa

Genre: Classical

Subgenre: Vocal

Artist: Marie Lys, Abchordis Ensemble, Andrea Buccarella

Composer: Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741), Domenico Sarro (1679-1744), Georg Friedrich Händel (1685-1759), Leonardo Vinci (1690-1730), Leonardo Leo (1694-1744), Baldassare Galuppi (1706-1785), Giovanni Alberto Ristori (1692-1753), Nicola Antonio Porpora (1686-1768)

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  • Antonio Vivaldi (1678 - 1741): La verità in cimento, RV 739:
  • 1Vivaldi: La verità in cimento, RV 739: Con più diletto il mio cupido03:37
  • Domenico Natale Sarro (1679 - 1744): Tito Sempronio Gracco:
  • 2Sarro: Tito Sempronio Gracco: Se veglia, se dorme, l’amante mio core07:54
  • George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759): Lotario, HWV 26:
  • 3Handel: Lotario, HWV 26: Scherza in mar la navicella06:26
  • Leonardo Vinci (1690 - 1730): Eraclea:
  • 4Vinci: Eraclea: Io gelosa non sono - Il ruscelletto amante05:16
  • Leonardo Leo (1694 - 1744): Achille in Sciro (Excerpts):
  • 5Leo: Achille in Sciro (Excerpts): Ma per pietà - Non vedi tiranno ch’io moro d’affanno03:26
  • George Frideric Handel: Alcina, HWV 34:
  • 6Handel: Alcina, HWV 34: Ah! Mio cor!11:13
  • Leonardo Leo: Zenobia in Palmira:
  • 7Leo: Zenobia in Palmira: Quando irato il ciel s’oscura03:14
  • Baldassare Galuppi (1706 - 1785): Adriano in Siria:
  • 8Galuppi: Adriano in Siria: Infelice in van mi lagno07:02
  • Leonardo Leo: Achille in Sciro (Excerpts):
  • 9Leo: Achille in Sciro (Excerpts): No, ingrato, amor non senti08:19
  • George Frideric Handel: Arminio, HWV 36:
  • 10Handel: Arminio, HWV 36: Scaglian amore e sangue02:27
  • Giovanni Alberto Ristori (1693 - 1753): Adriano in Siria:
  • 11Ristori: Adriano in Siria: Oh Dio, mancar mi sento03:59
  • Nicola Porpora (1686 - 1768): Tiridate (Excerpts):
  • 12Porpora: Tiridate (Excerpts): Non so più dov’io sia04:44
  • 13Porpora: Tiridate (Excerpts): Vi conosco amate stelle08:57
  • Total Runtime01:16:34

Info for Amate Stelle: Arias for Anna Maria Strada

The program of the “Amate Stelle” album was born from the great love of soprano Marie Lys for the music written by Handel for Anna Maria Strada Del Po. Handel’s librettist Paolo Rolli said of Po: “She sings better than the two previous ones!” referring to the famous divas Cuzzoni and Bordoni, for expressive, dramatic and technical qualities.

No doubt that “la Stradina” was Handel’s “Prima Donna” and “Favorita”. He wrote hundreds of pages of incredible music for her, including the main character of his opera “Alcina”. Furthermore, Charles Burney, who had the opportunity to listen to her performances, considered her as an artist “forged” by the composer himself.

This pyrotechnic concert program for soprano and orchestra presents in world premiere gorgeous opera arias written by these composers, together with a selection of masterpieces by Handel.

Marie Lys, soprano
Abchordis Ensemble
Andrea Buccarella, conductor

Marie Lys
First prize winner of the Competition for Baroque Opera Cesti 2018 and of the Concours International de Belcanto Vincenzo Bellini 2017, Marie Lys has collaborated with conductors such as Diego Fasolis, Alessandro De Marchi, Fabio Biondi, Christophe Rousset, Leonardo García Alarcón, Ottavio Dantone, Emmanuelle Haïm, Maxim Emelyanychev, Laurence Cummings, Guillaume Tourniaire, Laurence Equilbey, Jonathan Nott, Dmitry Sinkovsky and Dorothée Oberlinger.

More recently, Marie has enjoyed considerable success with Handel, performing Ariodante (Ginevra) and Lotario (Adelaide) both under Laurence Cummings for the Göttingen International Handel Festival, Orlando (Dorinda) under Dani Espasa in a new Rafael R. Villalobos production for the Festival Castell Peralada, Solomon (First Harlot, The Queen of Sheeba) with Peter Dijkstra/The Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra in Utrecht and Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno (Bellezza) alongside Fabio Biondi in Granada.

Moreover, she appeared as Dalinda (Ariodante) at the London Handel Festival, Cleopatra (Giulio Cesare in Egitto) at the Bury Court Opera, and Galatea (Acis and Galatea) at Opéra de Massy.

She enjoys a close association with the Opera of her hometown Lausanne where she took the stage as Morgana (Handel, Alcina) with Diego Fasolis/Stefano Poda, Sophie (Massenet, Werther) in a Laurent Campellone/Vincent Boussard production, Lisa (Bellini, La Sonnambula), Adele (J. Strauss, Die Fledermaus) and L’Amour (Gluck, Orphée et Eurydice).

Marie Lys was awarded the Audience Prizes at both the Concours de chant de Toulouse (2019) and London Handel Singing Competition (2016). She won the First Prize at the Göttinger Reihe Historischer Musik Competition with the Abchordis Ensemble (2015) she co-founded in 2011. Their two recordings, “Stabat Mater” and “Dies Irae”, were published by Sony DHM.

For Naïve, she has recorded Vivaldi’s long-lost opera Argippo under Fabio Biondi/Europa Galante, leading to the release of a CD and followed by a tour through Europe. Again with Maestro Biondi, she appeared in the title role in Donizetti’s opera buffa Betly for the Chopin and His Europe Festival in Warsaw.

The 2022/2023 season sees Marie performing Massenet’s Werther (Sophie) at Opéra de Tours, Bernstein’s Candide (Cunégonde) at Opéra de Lausanne, Vivaldi’s Tamerlano (Irene) on an Italian tour with Ottavio Dantone and Messiah under the baton of Franco Fagioli in Versailles and Barcelona.

With Christophe Rousset and his Talens Lyriques, Marie presents Lully’s Thésée at Theater an der Wien, Bruxelles Bozar and Théâtre des Champs-Elysées.

She sings Vivaldi’s Gloria under Fabio Biondi and the Orchestra e Coro dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome and Il Giustino (Leocasta) by the same composer alongside Andrea Marcon/La Cetra in Basel, Amsterdam and Hamburg.

Marie reunites with Leonardo García Alarcón/Cappella Mediterranea for a recital at Radio France in Paris and for Philippe d’Orléans’s Jérusalem délivrée, ou la Suite d’Armide (Herminie) they will present among other cities in Versailles.

With her ensemble Abchordis she presents a new programme of unpublished baroque opera arias written for Anna Maria Strada, of which a recording will be published soon.

Most recently, Marie stepped in at short notice to replace Cecilia Bartoli for the title role in Handel’s Alcina at the Florence Teatro del Maggio Musicale alongside Gianluca Capuano and Damiano Michieletto.

Booklet for Amate Stelle: Arias for Anna Maria Strada

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