An Evening in Venice

Semi staged performance by candlelight with music from the streets and palaces of Venice

C. Monteverdi, F. Manelli, B. Ferrari


Le Poème Harmonique (France)
Claire Lefilliâtre – soprano
Serge Goubioud – tenor
Jan Van Elsacker – tenor
Arnaud Marzorati – bass
Vincent Dumestre – artistic director
Benjamin Lazar – direction


Tuesday 11 August 2009, 8 pm
Rudolfinum, Dvořák Hall, Náměstí Jana Palacha, Prague 1


The performance by the renowned French ensemble Le Poème Harmonique transported the audience to the palaces, streets, lagoons and canals of Venice. We heard the music of Claudio Monteverdi, Francesco Manelli, Biaggio Marini and Benedetto Ferrari, music from the time when the baroque “stile moderno” was spawned in magical experiments. Under the artistic direction of Vincent Dumestre The audiences in the candlelit Dvořák Hall were enchanted by the absorbing  articulate baroque gestures of the actor-singers who took them on a journey through the streets of Venice and into exquisite palaces where song, laughter and tears "awaken the morning"...