Lucile Richardot (photo Marc Campa)

Cantates by Alessandro Scarlatti

Lucile Richardot + Philippe Grisvard
Fri 5 Apr 2024 20:15 - 21:30
Fri 5 Apr 2024
20:15 - 21:30


19.00 uur / Early music lecture by Jan Van den Bossche (in Dutch)

20.15 uur / Main programme
Cantates from Alessandro Scarlatti


Lucile Richardot mezzo-soprano
Philippe Grisvard harpsichord

Voice out of thousands epitomises inexhaustible imagination 

Any decent composer in the 1700s ventured into the trend of the day: the Italian cantata. But few did so with as much brilliance as Alessandro Scarlatti. Mezzo-soprano Lucile Richardot has a voice like no other and is the heroine of Ensemble Correspondances. Shoulder to shoulder, she performs a triptych with harpsichordist Philippe Grisvard that showcases Scarlatti’s versatility, inexhaustible imagination and poetic disposition.

Alessandro Scarlatti, father of the famous harpsichordist and composer Domenico Scarlatti, was very popular in his time. He received commissions from Rome, Venice and Florence and was of great importance to Neapolitan opera. Much of his work has been lost, but his name is almost synonymous with the Italian cantata because of the more than 600 cantatas he wrote.

In collaboration with Organisatie Oude Muziek

Programme booklet (Dutch)