â€śOver the last decade Karina Gauvin has proved herself one of the most delightful of Baroque sopranos.â€ť - Gramophone
One of the worldâ€™s great interpreters of Handel, and long-time Tafelmusik collaborator, Karina GauvinÂ joins us for this concert showcasing the role of the baroque diva. She performs dramatic and compelling opera arias by Handel, including Alcinaâ€™s â€śAh! Mio cor,â€ť as well as a stunning motet by Vivaldi.
Guest directorÂ Rodolfo Richter returns to lead his second concert of the season. His â€śnotably smooth, glowing toneâ€ť (Concerto.net) takes centre stage in Telemannâ€™s humorous Concerto in A Major â€śThe Frog.â€ť The program also includes a world premiere by Canadian composer Colin Labadie, commissioned as part of this yearâ€™s Canada 150 celebrations.
Guest artist and long-time Tafelmusik friend soprano Ann Monoyios leads us in discussion withÂ The Baroque Diva â€“ the Agony and the Ecstasy. Take part in these free chats one-hour before each performance at Koerner Hall in the Lobby on the Lower Balcony level. All ticket holders are welcome.
(Fri and Sat: 7pm, Sun: 2:30pm)
* Recorded by Tafelmusik
** First time performed on the Tafelmusik stage
Hear some of the music from the program in this YouTube playlist.
Hear Karina Gauvin perform with Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir in Handel Messiah
Hear Karina Gauvin perform HandelÂ Aria â€śAh, mio corâ€ť fromÂ Alcina
Karina Gauvin image credit:Â Michael Slobodian
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