L’Auditori will host one of the finest concerts of the Early Music season, Handel’s La Resurrezione, conducted by Dani Espasa at the head of Vespres d’Arnadí, accompanied by a stellar vocal cast led by countertenor Xavier Sabata, sopranos Núria Rial and Sunhae Im, tenor Emiliano Gonzalez Toro and bass Luigi De Donato.
This performance of one of the most exuberant pieces composed by Handel during his Italian sojourn will be held in Hall 2 Oriol Martorell at L’Auditori.
George Frideric Handel was a traveller by nature and theatre composer by vocation. The desire to learn led the young musician to become a master in all genres: oratorio, opera, cantata, instrumental and religious music.
In 1707, he began work as resident composer with the Marquis Francesco Maria Ruspoli, who commissioned him to write a complete oratorio for the following Easter, in his desire to impress the Pope.
Handel composed a masterful score: La Resurrezione, which recounts the events that took place between the burial of Christ on Good Friday and his resurrection on Easter Sunday. The oratorio was premiered at Palau Bonelli on Easter Sunday, 8 April 1708.
The next concert in the Early Music season will be on 15 December, with Jordi Savall and a programme of music by the French composer Marc-Antoine Charpentier.
Aleix Palau | 22 November 2022
Handel’s La Resurrezione comes to L’Auditori with the voices of Xavier Sabata and Núria Rial and conducted by Dani Espasa at the head of Vespres d’Arnadí
Sunhae Im, Emiliano González Toro and Luigi De Donato complete the cast for the great oratorio composed during Handel’s Italian period.
Wednesday 23 November at 7 pm in Hall 2 Oriol Martorell at L’Auditori.