Overview

Concerto Köln
Jeanine De Bique, soprano

Featured Artist Sponsor:
Sam B. and Lyndie Ersan

Pre-concert lecture by Brian Lauritzen, 7pm

HÄNDEL: Sinfonia (Ouverture and Gigue) / Partenope HWV 27 (1730)
GRAUN: Risolvere non oso / Rodelinda (Potsdam, 1741) / World Premiere
HÄNDEL: Ritorna o caro / Rodelinda HWV 19
HÄNDEL: Suite from Rodrigo HWV 5 (Part 1)
HÄNDEL: Ah, mio cor! from Alcina HWV 34
HÄNDEL: Suite from Rodrigo HWV 5 (Part 2)
BROSCHI: Mi restano le lagrime from L’isola d’ Alcina (Rom, 1728) / World Premiere
GRAUN: L’empio rigor del fato from Rodelinda (Potsdam, 1741) / World Premiere
VINCI: Sinfonia (Act I) from Partenope (1725)
MANNA: Chi può dir, Deidamia’s aria from Achille in Sciro (Napoli, 1745)
HÄNDEL: M’hai resa infelice, Deidamia’s aria from Deidamia (London, 1741)
HÄNDEL: Suite from Rodrigo HWV 5 (Part 3)
HÄNDEL: Che sento, Se pietà from Giulio Cesare HWV 17, Act II, scene 8
GRAUN: Tra le procelle assorto from Cleopatra and Cesar (Berlin, 1742)

Trinidadian soprano Jeanine De Bique appears with renowned period instrument orchestra Concerto Köln in a program celebrating female protagonists. Juxtaposing a series of Handel heroines against their counterparts in operas by Handel’s contemporaries, Carl Heinrich Graun and Riccardo Broschi, De Bique will sing arias from works such as Rodrigo, Giulio Cesare, Rodelinda, Partenope, and more.

This performance marks the West Coast premiere of three works discovered by Concerto Köln and being sung on tour for the very first time, which include Graun’s “Risolvere non oso“ and “L’empio rigor del fato“ from Rodelinda and Broschi’s “Mi restano le lagrime“ from L’isola d’ Alcina.