Opera Aeterna I
Johann Adolf Hasse: Marc´Antonio e Cleopatra, Serenata á due voci (Drama per Musica) for soprano, alto, string orchestra and basso continuo (1725)
Scenic opera performance
The intention of the project is to host three scenic opera performances (Serenata a due voci) performed by the ensemble Musica aeterna and its soloists in the courtyard of the Albrecht House in the Kapitulská Street No. 1, and in this way to invite the inhabitants of Bratislava and the tourists in a quite zone in the oldest part of the city. The aim is also to gain financial resources from the entrance fee as well as other eventual support for the completion of the revitalisation of the Albrecht House. The space of the house with commemorative value will offer living art – chamber music concerts, solo recitals, focus the attention on art scientific lectures, debates, discussions, which reflect the state of the art, of science, as well as wider ethical or social topics. Musica aeterna intends to organize chamber opera performances in the courtyard annually, in contextual or authentic interpretation on period instruments, whereby it aims to revive the cultural life of the city and to enrich the audience with an exceptional and new experience. The chamber opera as genre in early music offers numerous interesting titles, many of which originate with authors, who were active in Pressburg (Bratislava) or their pieces have been performed here in the past.
Courtyard of the Albrecht House, Kapitulská 1
(in case of bad weather in the Clarissine Church Concert Hall)
22nd June 2018, 23rd June 2018 and 24th June 2018 at 7 pm.
performers: Musica aeterna
musical supervision: Peter Zajíček / artistic leader
soloists: Martina Masaryková, soprano (Cleopatra), Jarmila Balážová, alto (Marc Antonio)
direction: Tomáš Surý
setting and costumes: Anna Revická and Tomáš Surý
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