‘Ariodante’, the successful spanish tour of William Christie and Les Arts Florissants

‘Ariodante’, the successful spanish tour of William Christie and Les Arts Florissants

William Christie y Les Arts Florissants have delighted the audience in their recent successful spanish tour presenting a concert version of the opera ‘Ariodante’ by Händel, accompanied by Kate Lindsey, Chen Reiss, Wilhelm Schwinghammer, Rainer Trost, Hila Fahim, Christophe Dumaux and Anthony Gregory as the soloists. Their fabulous performance at Teatro Real (Madrid) on Sunday 18th March has meant the end of a tour that has started at Gran Teatre del Liceu (Barcelona) on 14th, continuing at Baluarte (Pamplona) on 16th.

The ‘Ariodante Tour’ in Spain has represented the premiere of William Christie and Les Arts Florissants at Liceu, the return to Baluarte after performing there ‘Les Paladins’ by Rameau in 2005 and also a new visit to Teatro Real after conducting, accompanied by Pier Luigi Pizzi, Monteverdi’s trilogy between 2008 and 2010. The spanish tour has taken place after the theatrical version they have performed recently for the first time at Wiener Staatsoper. 

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Masaaki Suzuki shines in Madrid conducting the Spanish National Choir and Orchestra

 Masaaki Suzuki shines in Madrid conducting the Spanish National Choir and Orchestra 

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Masaaki Suzuki has shown his excellence as a conductor with the Spanish National Choir and Orchestra (OCNE) for the first time in three concerts performing the ‘Elijah’ oratorio by Mendelssohn at Auditorio Nacional de Música in Madrid on 16, 17 and 18 March, accompanied by Rachel Nicolls, Anna Stèphany, James Gilchrist and David Soar as soloists. His amazing interpretation has been recognized by critics and audiences. 

Masaaki Suzuki combines his career as a conductor with his activity as an organist and harpsichordist, considered an authority on Bach’s work. He performs regularly in the main concert halls and festivals of Europe, building a solid and exceptional reputation with his expressive refinement and the veracity of his performances.

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Masaaki Suzuki in concert in Madrid on 16, 17 and 18 March

Masaaki Suzuki in concert in Madrid on 16, 17 and 18 March

Masaaki Suzuki will conduct the Spanish National Orchestra for the first time in three concerts performing the ‘Elijah’ oratorio by Mendelssohn at Auditorio Nacional de Música in Madrid on 16, 17 and 18 March, accompanied by Rachel Nicolls, Anna Stèphany, James Gilchrist and David Soar as soloists.

Masaaki Suzuki combines his career as a conductor with his activity as an organist and harpsichordist, considered an authority on Bach’s work. He performs regularly in the main concert halls and festivals of Europe, building a solid and exceptional reputation with his expressive refinement and the veracity of his performances.

He directs Bach Collegium Japan, an ensemble specialized in baroque music that he founded in 1990. Founder and Professor Emeritus of the early music department at the Tokyo University of the Arts, he is the principal guest conductor of Yale Schola Cantorum.

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