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During a brief respite from his busy Roman sojourn, Handel left for Naples from May to July 1708, where he had been commissioned to write the serenata Aci, Galatea e Polifemo for the wedding of the Duke of Alvito and Beatrice di Sanseverino. This short opera, for three voices and orchestra without chorus, is remarkable for the variety of its instrumental accompaniment with, in addition to strings and continuo, oboe, recorders, and trumpets. The singers in their arias and recitatives also carry us from the most languorous sighs to the extremes of virtuosity. Leading Arion for the first time is the award-winning Italian conductor and harpsichordist Francesco Corti, principal guest conductor of il Pomo d’Oro orchestra.


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George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)

Aci, Galatea e Polifemo, HWV 72

Guest Artist(s)

Francesco Corti

Francesco Corti

Born in a family of musicians, Italian harpsichordist and conductor Francesco Corti studied organ in Perugia, then harpsichord in Geneva and Amsterdam.  He won two international competitions (2006 and 2007) and then appeared in recitals and con...

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Kateryna Kasper

Kateryna Kasper

Stylistic versatility and authenticity of interpretation – these terms characterize the artistic agenda of the Ukrainian soprano Kateryna Kasper. A member of the Opera Frankfurt since 2014, she made her debut there already in 2011 as the ...

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Margherita Maria Sala

Margherita Maria Sala

Margherita Maria Sala is the First Prize winner of the Cesti International Singing Competition 2020 where she also received the Audience Award and the Special Prize from the Festival Resonanzen at the Vienna Konzerthaus.    Margherita beg...

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Lisandro Abadie

Lisandro Abadie

Born in Buenos Aires, where he began his vocal studies, he pursued them in Switzerland at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis and at the Musikhochschule in Lucerne. He was awarded the Edwin Fischer Prize in 2006. He has sung under the direction of Willia...

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