Sunday, 31. May 2020 19:00 Kursaal Bad Lauchstädt

Cantatas II : Conversazione Arcadiche

Works by G. F. Handel, A. Scarlatti and A. Caldara

Raffaella Milanesi, Foto: Alex Amengual

Raffaella Milanesi

Soloist: Raffaella Milanesi (soprano)
G.A.P.- Ensemble: Emilio Percan (Baroque violin, conductor), Oriol Aymat Fusté (Baroque cello), Luca Quintavalle (harpsichord)

Coach fare €8 each way, number of seats limited – tickets must be bought in advance with concert tickets.

unnumbered seating 

The Accademia degli Arcadi, or Academy of the Arcadians, was an association of artists and nobles whose aim was to present Italian poetry in all its simplicity and natural style. For the regular Sunday conversazioni in the palazzo of the Marchese Ruspoli and for hunting parties which the Arcadians held in the summer months at the country seat of the later Principe di Cerveteri, Handel supplied secular cantatas, most of which were written for solo voice and basso continuo. In the Kursaal concert hall in Bad Lauchstädt, which is idyllically set in a park complete with a pond, pavilions and avenues of clipped trees, Raffaella Milanesi brings the Italian countryside of the young Handel to life.