( Wed., Oct. 26, 2011 )
Reynolds Industries Theater, 125 Science Drive, Durham, NC 27708
Handel: Oreste: Disperato il mar turbato, & Ariodante: Con l'ali di costanza; Vivaldi: Concerto for Four Violins in B Minor, Orlando Finto Pazzo: Se in ogni guardo, & Catone in Utica: Se mai senti spirarti sul volto; Vivaldi-Sorrell: La Folia ("Madness"); & Vivaldi: Giustino: Vedro con mio diletto, & Orlando Furioso: Nel profondo
The natural countertenor voice is so rare that a wealth of great music for it goes underperformed. Enter France's Philippe Jaroussky, who performs this neglected repertory.... At Reynolds, Jaroussky is joined by Apollo's Fire, America's preeminent Baroque orchestra, which dignifies the emotional character of 18th-century music with incisive finesse. With Vivaldi's Concerto for Four Violins anchoring arias by Vivaldi and Handel, the program brims with all the fiery virtuosity and human drama of Baroque opera, revivified by classical music's most viable young pop star.
$48, $36, Duke students $5.