Baroque and Opera, I Musici Veneziani
The Baroque period counts as the most productive and formative ones in classical music history. Throughout the centuries, its heritage is plain to see. The classical concert Baroque and Opera in Venice by the talented ensemble I Musici Veneziani celebrates this and the following musical periods with a rich selection of opera favourites. With a programme that showcases the magical melodies of Giuseppe Verdi, Giacomo Puccini, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and others, this classical concert in the heart of Venice promises to charm and entertain you.
One of the special features of this concert is the authenticity and talent that the ensemble I Musici Veneziani inject into their performance. The outstanding musicians don period costumes and truly transport you into another time as they tackle the rich and entertaining programme. In the first act, the orchestra goes through classics such as the Symphony in D-Major by Cimarosa, the “Barcarola” from Offenbach’s The Tales of Hoffman, and the “Temporale” from Rossini’s The Barber of Seville. Talented singers join in for famous arias and duets, such as Mozart’s “Farfallone amoroso” from The Marriage of Figaro and “Là ci darem la mano” from Don Giovanni, or Rossini’s “Il factotum della città” from The Barber of Seville.
Act two is then entirely dedicated to the works of Giuseppe Verdi and Giacomo Puccini. The costumed cast of singers and musicians present the best arias from timeless operas like La Traviata, Rigoletto, La Bohème, Tosca and Gianni Schicchi. With an exciting mixture of lyrical, comedic and dramatic arias and duets, the concert Baroque and Opera celebrates a rich and varied musical heritage that transgresses national boundaries and temporal limits. In the heart of romantic Venice, this performance presents an authentic and immersive experience that will fill your heart with renewed appreciation for the Baroque period and its significant followers.