Emanuela Galli soprano
Monica Piccinini soprano
Davide Pozzi cembalo
Gabriele Palomba theorbo and musical direction
Barbara Strozzi (1619-1677)
Merce Di Voi, Lagrime Mie,
Dal Pianto Degli Amant
George Friderich Handel (1685-1759)
Va’ Speme Infida
Amor Gioie Mi Porge
No, Di Voi Non Vo’ Fidarmi
The concert will be preceded by a brief introduction
LA VENEXIANA, fouded by Claudio Cavina, is today the most important madrigal group actually in activity. In styling to the anonymous renassaince comedy from it's named , LA VENEXIANA aims to incorporate into its musical interpretation the theatrically, attention to language in all of its subtlety, and exultation of contrasts between refined and popular, sacred and profane, that characterize our culture today.
Since the beginning of 1998 LA VENEXIANA collaborates excusively with the Spanish label GLOSSA.
LA VENEXIANA’s collection, nominated Il Madrigale Italiano, included madrigals book by Monteverdi, Luzzaschi, Luca Marenzio, D'India, De Wert, won International Prix as PRIX CECILIA 1999, PRIX CINI 2000, PRIX AMADEUS 2000, GRAMOPHONE AWARD 2001, CANNES CLASSICAL AWARD 2002, GRAND PRIX DU DISQUE ACADEMIE CHARLES CROSS 2003, AMADEUS'S CD OF THE YEAR 2001, DEUTSCHSCHALLPLATTENKRITIK 2005 and 2006 and CHOC of YEAR 2006: all these proclaimed LA VENEXIANA as the "New Orpheus of the Italian madrigal repertoire"
In 2007/8 LA VENEXIANA performed on stage the Ballo delle Ingrate and Era la Notte (production of Paola Reggiani) at Festival Van Vlanderen, Vevey, Hamburg, Cremona Festival Monteverdi, Eilat, Madrid Teatro Real, Potsdam Sansoucci, Amsterdam Concertbegouw.
On 2008 LA VENEXIANA concluded the recording of Monteverdi Edition, that offered as the most imporant news of the Year .
The Grand Tour with L'ORFEO by Monteverdi was a great success in London, Melk, Regensburg, Lyon, Weingarten, Jerez, Brugge, Udine, Modena, St. Gallen, Viterbo, Eilat, and on 2008/2009 will be presented in Sablé, Chatilly, Seattle.
This recording was CHOC de Le Monde de la Musique , Orfeo's First Choice of BBC Classical Music and Gramophone's Editor Choice 2007 and the GRAMOPHONE AWARD 2008 (Baroque Opera).
The New Opera Project of LA VENEXIANA was INCORONATIONE DI POPPEA , production of 2008, it recorded by Glossa, rappresented in Herne, Paris (Cité de la Musique), Regensburg, Milan, Perigueux.
Our news projects: in 2010 Artemisia by Francesco Cavalli (Hannover Herrenhausen and Festival Montpellier/Radio France) and for 2011 The Return of Ulysse by Monteverdi (Regensburg Tage Alte Musik, Paris Cité de la Musique et Concertgebouw Amsterdam). On 2010 will start the new recording project: the Cavalli Opera Edition, reconding by Glossa Madrid. Round M', Monteverdi meet Jazz was full of enthusiastical reviews in all Word. For 2012 wil be available the first Handel Opera: Rodrigo (1707).
New repertoires will be performe from La Venexiana: Opera's Arias, Scarlatti Oratorios (Cain; I 5 Profeti), Bach Cantatas, Handel and Vivaldi music, and a.Handel Jazz (will be performed in Halle Handel Festipiele) : all programs that explain the unmistak style of La Venexiana
LA VENEXIANA has established a new style in Italian early music performance: a warm, truly Mediterranean blend of textual declamation, rhetorical colour and harmonic refinement.