DATE AND VENUE
5 June 2014, Hagia Eirene Museum
MICHAEL OMAN conductor & recorder
NURIA RIAL soprano
Arias from Handel and Vivaldi
Flute concertos from Sammartini and Vivaldi
Lasts 110’ inc. interval.
The shining star of the European music scene, Spanish soprano Nuria Rial takes her award-winning cooperation with the Austrian Baroque Company to the festival. Their album Handel’s 9 German Arias recently won an Orphée d’Or and it is both critics’ and audiences’ combined opinion that Rial’s unaffected declamatory style and intimate charm is in perfect harmony with the Austrian Baroque Company, “a group with Danube blood in their veins”, which comprises some of Europe’s best chamber music specialists dedicated to playing on period instruments. This programme of Handel, Vivaldi, and Sammartini is as good as a tribute to the baroque vocal and orchestral music in all its brilliance.